It's worth remembering that fairy tales were not originally thought of as children's stories.
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Sunday 27 March 2011
The most bea-yootiful star on television is Brian Cox, who is winning every award going and every parental heart. He is a wonder of the television universe: for years, the medium has been run by highly educated people infatuated by popular culture. Cox is the reverse, a pop star who reveres education.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Monday 07 February 2011
Protesters occupied a library overnight after a national day of action over threatened closures. A group of about 40 people from the Save New Cross Library Campaign opted to continue their earlier "read-in" until noon yesterday.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Protesters occupied a library overnight after a national day of action over threatened closures.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Thursday 06 January 2011
The message to emerge from the Department for Education over the Christmas break appears to be one that resistance to the scale of public spending cuts may not be futile after all.
Sunday 26 December 2010
The Government said today it will continue funding a scheme providing free books for children to encourage a love of reading following a furious backlash from authors over plans to scrap state support.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Friday 26 November 2010
Thursday 18 November 2010
Wednesday 03 November 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Steven Berkoff may be among the most acclaimed playwrights and actors of his generation but he revealed he would much rather have been a tailor, like his father, given a choice between the two.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
There was a Woodstock before Woodstock, and there is a Woodstock after Woodstock, and this is where the Independent Literary Festival opens this evening, with the renowned scientist and atheist, Richard Dawkins, discussing his take on Darwin's theory of evolution in the splendid surroundings of Blenheim Palace. During the past 20 years, festivals of all kinds have become jewels studding some of the most picturesque corners of the UK, tapping into a growing public appetite for a closer acquaintance with the arts, especially with books and those who write them.
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