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Limehaven Poetry Book Useful For Teachers

Limehaven poetry book useful for teachers

The poetry book Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents has "lots of possibilities for English teachers" according to a recent review in The School Librarian. The book draws on childhood memories and celebrates the special bond between grandparents and children. Reviewer…

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Written In The Landscape

Written in the landscape

The author David Almond set his third children’s novel Heaven Eyes on the banks of the Ouseburn where it winds down towards the Tyne. The post-industrial wasteland that inspired the book is slowly transforming into something else. People have come…

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Rocket: The Ghost Of The Machine

Rocket: the ghost of the machine

Robert Stephenson's Rocket has returned home. It stands in pride of place at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, just a few streets away from Stephenson's works. It is on loan, of course. A star attraction of the Great Exhibition of the…

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Poem Of The North

Poem of the North

I’m proud to be contributing to the Poem of the North, a growing online artwork commissioned to celebrate the Northern Poetry Library’s 50th anniversary. The Poem of the North includes the work of fifty selected poets, each writing in a…

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His master’s voice: David Almond mythophone

Imagine this... It's the hottest day of the year. You are meandering through the hordes of sun-scorched drinkers, eyeing up their ice cold pints, when you spot it. Slap bang in the middle of the village green! A giant ear…

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Making Space To Create

Making space to create

Carving out space to create is not always easy. I journey from creative chaos to fresh beginnings and discover seven ways to make space for inspiration. Emerging from chaos Spring is a good time for new projects. But fresh shoots…

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Spring Picks From World Poetry Day

Spring picks from World Poetry Day

Last week, World Poetry Day heralded the beginning of spring here in the Northern hemisphere. People shared lines from their favourite poems and journalists penned poetry-related pieces. Here are five weird and wonderful World Poetry Day picks from around the…

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Recording An Audiobook: Lessons From The Studio

Recording an audiobook: lessons from the studio

Recording an audiobook version of my poetry collection Limehaven would be fun, I decided. After all, poetry is music. And rhythm and rhyme must be spoken before it can be heard. There’s real joy in reading aloud. All those deliciously…

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Win A Free Poetry Book From Living North

Win a free poetry book from Living North

WIN WIN WIN! Lifestyle magazine Living North is giving away five paperback copies of the brand new edition of Limehaven in their latest competition, run is association with publisher Cedarbird. The poetry book celebrates the bond between young and old,…

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