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Hywel Roberts, ‘Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally’ (2012)

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I’m planning a career change. Come September I’ll be re-training as an English teacher, and returning to my old secondary school to do it. I’ve felt for a while that I needed a different direction, one away from my current job working in libraries; so when … Continue reading

On the politics of the crime novel

You’ve probably not noticed, but there’s an election campaign happening in the UK. Frankly, it’s been unavoidable these past few weeks; and whilst the process of democracy has its own strange beauty – governments changing without a shot being fired – the low-level name-calling that stands for much political debate can also get very trying. … Continue reading