Monthly Archives: November 2016

Getting to the Bottom of it

  It’s been way too long since we looked at the origin of a well known word or phrase, so to make up for it I’m providing┬ámy readers with two for the price of one today – and we’re looking … Continue reading

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Aquila

Roll up, roll up for the festive edition of Aquila children’s magazine!     It’s a subscription-only magazine, but well worth it! The article featuring the Plum Pudding Riot (actually more about how the Puritans tried to ‘ban’ Christmas) is … Continue reading

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Remembering Franklin

In about 2002 I wrote Deadly Winter, a biography of the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin. It was a long and hard journey but a rewarding and memorable experience, and I followed it up with a couple of children’s books … Continue reading

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