Edward Lear & The Vic­to­ri­an Nurs­ery  A rev­o­lu­tion­ary fig­ure in the his­to­ry of Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture, Edward Lear chal­lenged the con­ven­tions of the Vic­to­ri­an nurs­ery with what Orwell termed a “pol­ter­geist inter­fer­ence with com­mon sense.” [1] In his life­time, Lear attracted …

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Last week I had the plea­sure of attend­ing the last assem­bly of the term at Cam­denville Pub­lic School in New­town. On the invi­ta­tion of Prin­ci­pal Sue Smith — a fel­low lover of fan­ta­sy lit­er­a­ture — I had the hon­our of …

Cam­denville Pub­lic School Cre­ative Writ­ing Com­pe­ti­tion Read more »