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Meeting education minister Sam Gyimah

25
Nov
2014

It’s not every day that you get the chance to chat to a government minister so I didn’t hang about when the Department for Education email arrived. I stuffed my belongings in a bag and dashed for the London train. ...continued

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10
Nov
2014

Crooked Heart is a gem of a book – funny, endearing and beautifully written, with characters so well drawn that you can picture them in your mind’s eye. Set during ...continued

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09
Nov
2014

Today is Remembrance Sunday and people across the country are honouring members of the armed forces killed in conflict. One hundred years after the First World War, 70 years after D-Day ...continued

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07
Nov
2014

“It’s five years since I’ve been able to do a public reading event.” Those were Marian Keyes’s words as she settled into her chair for a Q&A with Sunday Times ...continued

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31
Oct
2014

When it comes to children’s picture books Emma Chichester Clark beats the competition hands down. Her illustrations are exquisite and witty and make readers, young and old alike, smile.  I’ve ...continued

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