It's worth remembering that fairy tales were not originally thought of as children's stories.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Read for My School aims to create a sense of excitement about reading
Friday 26 April 2013
A suspenseful coming-of-age novel about 'other' realms buried in the known world
Friday 22 March 2013
“I'm doing A-levels, which is a bit tough and I have three exams during the run,” says the teenager from Islington who stars in his first West End play, The Winslow Boy at The Old Vic.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
A new literary award styled as a “Booker without the bow ties” will go ahead next year after securing sponsorship.
Monday 11 February 2013
Priests were once movie symbols of decency and heroism. Scandals in the Catholic Church have ended that, says Geoffrey Macnab
Saturday 01 December 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Thursday 17 May 2012
It was handed to the community by author Mark Twain more than a hundred years ago. Now that community is fighting to keep it open. A group of protesters became a figurehead for the host of anti-library closure campaigns across the country yesterday as they barricaded the doors and stopped its shelves being stripped of books.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Philip Pullman, the celebrated author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, is to publish new adaptations of 50 of his favourite Grimm’s Fairy Tales this autumn, 200 years after the works were first published.
Monday 23 January 2012
Not having enough time to read is a common complaint.
Sunday 11 December 2011
In the second of three Christmas specials, Daniel Hahn picks his books for those aged seven to 12, while our reviewers for adults choose their favourites
Monday 05 September 2011
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Radio 4, the world's biggest commissioner of short stories, is to cut its broadcast output from three a week to one a week.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Wednesday 25 May 2011
Thursday 19 May 2011
The Man Booker International Prize, which recognises an author's overall contribution to literature, is one of novel-writing's most prestigious prizes.
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