Nancy Blackett in “Country Life”: We Did Mean to Go to Sea

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The wonders of the Suffolk coast

Born in Woodbridge, Julia Jones has spent her life influenced by the people and places dotted along the shifting coastline between Lowestoft and the Blackwater. Her Strong Winds books – ostensibly for older children, but actually of equal appeal to adult readers – are both a homage to and a twenty-first century expression of the sense of exploration inherent in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series. Continue reading The wonders of the Suffolk coast

Feel inspired to get your children back in to reading after BBC tribute to the Lake District

As part of their #LoveToRead campaign the BBC visited the Lake District to explore the landscape that has provided inspiration for some of the best-loved children’s authors of all time. Gabrielle Rowley caught up with TV presenter Simon O’Brien to find out more about the Books That Made Britain documentary. Continue reading Feel inspired to get your children back in to reading after BBC tribute to the Lake District