Category Archives: The Henry Brothers

When Grandad Was a Penguin

In the new picture book When Grandad was a Penguin by Morag Hood, a child”s grandfather accidentally swaps places with a penguin during a visit to the local zoo. This leads scenes of great comedy as the penguin tries to … Continue reading

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Solitude – A.A. Milne

For those moments when you just need to be alone. I have a house where I go When there’s too many people, I have a house where I go Where no one can be; I have a house where I … Continue reading

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Bookworm: A memoir of childhood reading

Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading by British journalist and author Lucy Mangan is an autobiography with a special focus on the books that she read as a child, and is now reading to her own young son. Lucy Mangan … Continue reading

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The Writing Life

In his book on the writing process, Draft No. 4, and his series of articles on the writing process for New Yorker magazine,  journalist and Princeton University writing teacher John McPhee describes: how he once lay on his back on … Continue reading

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Happy 200th birthday Frankenstein

“My name is Victor Frankenstein.” 2018 is the 200th birthday of the world’s most famous monster, Frankenstein. The book by Mary Shelley was first published in 1818, but even in the early years the story was better known as a … Continue reading

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Cornucopia – Turkish history, culture, art

We thought it was time to include a plug for Cornucopia, a wonderful resource for discovering so much that is excellent in Turkey. This twice-yearly magazine on art and culture is augmented with a website with articles, an online store for … Continue reading

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Real werewolf stories

The full moon was Saturday night but it will be pretty large for a few more days. Time perhaps for some werewolf stories. These 8 stories go back hundreds of years and are myths of people that were really believed … Continue reading

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