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November 2018

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Oxford’s @bodleianlibs play an intricate part in Book 3 of my #ImaginaryFriends trilogy. Expect more literary and musical references in #ForgottenFriends as the story leaps forward 40 years to a world we are just now beginning to get an inkling of… #MrTumnal #amwriting

Oxford’s @bodleianlibs play an intricate part in Book 3 of my #ImaginaryFriends trilogy. Expect more literary and musical references in #ForgottenFriends as the story leaps forward 40 years to a world we are just now beginning to get an inkling…

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#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Not a bad evening’s work. One more night and I think I might be able to finish up @southwoldbooks… #illustration #amillustrating #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops

#Repost @t.e.shepherd.art • • • • • Not a bad evening’s work. One more night and I think I might be able to finish up @southwoldbooks… #illustration #amillustrating #bookshops #bookshopsofinstagram #bookloversguidetobookshops

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I know that for some, the introduction of Amanda Jones’ tom-boyish friend Watts in #TheImaginaryWife was a highlight. It’s always nice to see old friends make an appearance… #amwriting #book3 #chapter2 #ForgottenFriends

I know that for some, the introduction of Amanda Jones’ tom-boyish friend Watts in #TheImaginaryWife was a highlight. It’s always nice to see old friends make an appearance… #amwriting #book3 #chapter2 #ForgottenFriends

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#Repost @blackwellbooks • • • • • In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary – widely used in schools around the world – was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. The list of these “lost words” included acorn, adder, bluebell, dandelion, fern, heron, kingfisher, newt, otter, and willow. Among the words taking their place were attachment, blog, broadband, bullet-point, cut-and-paste, and voice-mail. The news of these substitutions – the outdoor and natural being displaced by the indoor and virtual – became seen by many as a powerful sign of the growing gulf between childhood and the natural world. Ten years later, Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris set out to make a “spell book” that will conjure back twenty of these lost words, and the beings they name, from acorn to wren. By the magic of word and paint, they sought to summon these words again into the voices, stories, and dreams of children and adults alike, and to celebrate the wonder and importance of everyday nature. The Lost Words is that book – a work that has already cast its extraordinary spell on hundreds of thousands of people and begun a grass-roots movement to re-wild childhood across Britain, Europe, and North America. https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/The-Lost-Words-by-Robert-Macfarlane-Jackie-Morris-illustrator/9781487005382 #blackwells #blackwellbooks #blackwellsbooks #blackwellsbookshop #bookstagram #lostwords #thelostwords #nature #dictionary #words #nature

#Repost @blackwellbooks • • • • • In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary – widely used in schools around the world – was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning…

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Not sure how I feel about this. The Raymond Briggs original had all the words it needed (eg. THE PICTURES TOLD THE STORY DAMNIT!!). It doesn’t need retelling. #Repost @ebbandflobookshop • • • • • If you always felt like you’d like to read the story of The Snowman, Michael Morpurgo has sorted it in this beautiful book! #christmasbooks #independentbookshop #shoplocal #totallylocallychorley #thesnowman

Not sure how I feel about this. The Raymond Briggs original had all the words it needed (eg. THE PICTURES TOLD THE STORY DAMNIT!!). It doesn’t need retelling. #Repost @ebbandflobookshop • • • • • If you always felt like…

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#Repost @madoldcatladyofficial • • • • • Before you ask… 🖤. #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #madoldcatlady #catlady #crazycatlady #catlover #catlovergifts #blackcats #blackcatsrule #catsrule #blackcatsofinstagram #etsy #buylocal #smallbusiness #designermaker

#Repost @madoldcatladyofficial • • • • • Before you ask… 🖤. #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #madoldcatlady #catlady #crazycatlady #catlover #catlovergifts #blackcats #blackcatsrule #catsrule #blackcatsofinstagram #etsy #buylocal #smallbusiness #designermaker

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Want a magicrealism story that “pulls in Old English fairy tales […] with a modern story line […] set in a slightly different version of Oxford” for your #weekendreading? . Reader Camilla “loved Kathryn as a heroine and how she ultimately saves Louis” and rated #MrTumnal 5 stars! 😊 . https://viewbook.at/MrTumnal

Want a magicrealism story that “pulls in Old English fairy tales […] with a modern story line […] set in a slightly different version of Oxford” for your #weekendreading? . Reader Camilla “loved Kathryn as a heroine and how she…

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