The Harry Potter Effect at the British Library

 

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Last week, I attended a talk at the British Library in association with the Royal Society of Literature titled “The Harry Potter Effect”.

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IBBYuk/NCRCL Conference 2017

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Drabble: Payday

Tap tap tap.

Ooh. A day early. Well, that’s a nice surprise.

Now, where’s my list? There, ok. So, let’s see. Ok, so there’s that trip to pay for and those tickets to book and my bike needs new brakes and then there’s the repairs and I’ve got to get a birthday present for –

Wait…where did it all go?

The Circus of Adventure Review

For some reason the name Tauri-Hessia came into my head this morning. If that rings bells, read this review!

World of Blyton

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So I finally got stuck into The Circus of Adventure, and I have to admit, for all my sins I haven’t been able to finish it, but I have read 3/4 of it so feel refreshed enough to review it for you!

Before we even begin on the story however, I do feel I should mention the extra special, long introduction from Blyton at the beginning of the book. She says how she was going to end the series with The Ship of Adventure but all the children’s letters persuaded her to carry on. How right the children were – just because Bill and Allie got married (spoilers, sorry!) that didn’t mean the story of the Mannerings and Trents was finished. It’s true that the Adventure series only carried on for two more books, and the last one is rather a disappointment in respects to some…

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