July 4, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Painting the fence with Tom Sawyer

We probably all agree that one of the most iconic scenes from Mark Twain’s novels is when Tom Sawyer has to whitewash the fence. As we know, Tom manages to come up with a clever solution by luring his friends into doing the job for him. This scene … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Ocean’s 6: Six adventure stories to take you across the seas to faraway lands

Imagine you are sitting by the sea, your feet dangling in the water as you look into the distance. The longer you look, the more details you start to notice. Waves lap the shore, a seagull cries, a fish jumps out … Continue reading

May 30, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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A talent to thrill – 2 exciting political thrillers

Detective stories, mysteries and thrillers have enjoyed immense popularity in recent years. Just think of Scandinavian thrillers like the Millenium trilogy, or TV series like House of Cards. Many of our teenage students are becoming interested in politics and what is … Continue reading

May 9, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Two more puzzles to solve with Dan Parks, the teenage detective

Dan Parks, the teenage detective is back with two more stories to tell. Who is Dan Parks? And what are his stories about? Our ‘Dan the Detective’ series is a collection of original, illustrated stories about a teenage would-be detective, who … Continue reading

April 14, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s talk about Henry James: New meets old in Daisy Miller

Henry James, who was born in New York City on 15 April in 1843, is in the great group of British authors who can be considered ‘outsiders’ arriving from various cultural and national backgrounds into the British literary scene. As John … Continue reading