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Book Review with James Cross

Recent events have caused a sharp focus onto the Black Lives Matter movement. I have taken some time to do some reading, and we have all no doubt seen many reading lists about becoming an anti racist be circulated. These are excellent and provide a great framework for educating yourself about race, privilege and just…

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Summer Term Reads with James Cross

As home schooling has entered the summer term it’s great to remember to try to get your kids to read for pleasure and here are a few titles for those aged 9 plus (which a grown up might like to give a try as well!) The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – L.D. Lapinski Flick and her…

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Book Review with James Cross – Burn and Hideous Beauty

The last few weeks have had some major releases and there are two that might get passed over that I wanted to highlight. Technically these are Young Adult, but the distinctions these days with ‘regular’ fiction are blurred, they’re just good stories. First there is Burn by Patrick Ness. It’s 1957, Cold War America, and…

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Book Review with James Cross

Another month has gone by and the world has certainly changed a bit! Reading now more than ever is a brilliant escape. During April the six books shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020 were announced, with the winner being declared in September. My choice this month is one of the shortlist. Dominicana by…

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Book Review with James Cross

Welcome back to James for this month’s book review.  Whilst the book shops are currently closed, you can download these and other books. The last month saw the announcement of the longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. Sixteen awesome books, that will be narrowed down to a shortlist in April before a winner is…

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Bedford Modern School present Our Country’s Good

The true story of the first convict colony in Australia, Our Country’s Good is fearlessly bold and vibrantly theatrical. A play which cunningly redresses ideas about the morality of crime and punishment. Captain Phillip believes that it is his Officers’ duty to rehabilitate convicts rather than continually punish them for their criminal past. He commissions a…

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