Monthly Archives: January 2021

13 classic books to read with kids at Christmas

1. The snowman By Raymond Briggs Everyone knows the TV special of the same name and its haunting score, but it all started with Briggs’ beautifully illustrated book. This book contains only pictures and no words, but would be ideal for that special little person in your life this Christmas. …

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Classic Books You Should Read: Ivan Turgenev’s “First Love”

I don’t usually read old news, especially those about families strained in dusty dining rooms – 19th century literature, basically. Don’t get me wrong, I love Victor Hugo and Fyodor Dostoyevsky as much as anyone else, but their stories take advantage of the space left for them to develop. You …

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