Phonics

Hmm, so I see with interest that English five and six-year-olds are going to face a new reading test next summer. They will be asked to "read" a list of twenty made-up words "to check whether children can use their

Two Of My Earliest "Blog Posts"

Unfortunately the author is not cited, but I’m almost certain that I wrote these two entries for the BBC’s 1986 Domesday Project: Woodsetts Village Home Life In Woodsetts Happy memories. For some background see The Story of Domesday.

Libraries

"Down the aisles along the titles where you run your eyes, read a few lines" --- Broadcast, The Booklovers (1996) Isn't it funny how you never appreciate things while you have them? This evening I was watching a movie -