World Book Day 2019

My shelves are full of friends, Sitting back to back along the rows. Their spines recall the footprints They have printed on my soul. From the alcove, Heidi smiles, Sun-faded and familiar. Her pages are as old as I am. Every night for years, She told me how little girls Could be brave and change … Continue reading World Book Day 2019

Dear Ms Truss…

Dear Ms Truss, Thank you for your letter of 27 August in response to a letter from my MP, Philip Davies, which was written following a conversation I had with him about the phonics test which your government has instituted at the end of year one. First of all, may I make a small correction? … Continue reading Dear Ms Truss…