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An ex-journalist and social worker, Bernard Hare returns home to the East End of Leeds where he encounters Urban Grimshaw, a pre-pubescent glue-sniffing lad, and his group of friends who have dropped out of society and mainly live in a shed.
Philip Larkin once wrote, ‘Lonely in Ireland, since it was not home, strangeness made sense.’ When I read this book, I was travelling on business, something I was used to doing. I was also dealing with grief.
What exactly does it mean to be human? Andrew Martin, a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge, is not himself. This becomes clear when he’s found walking naked through the manicured grounds of his own college, apparently having suffered amnesia or nervous breakdown brought on by overwork.
Let your child learn how to empathise with a biscuit. This is the story of a little bear-shaped biscuit who escapes into the kitchen in the middle of the night and bakes himself a circusful of friends.
Fix It Duck is an over enthusiatic DIY handy man, keen to help out his friends even when they dont want his help. He is quite lacking in empathy - so not a good teacher on that front.
‘Dear Joe, your wild noisy huge brother/is dead. I couldn’t do what my parents did/bring two boys, four years apart, through the maze.’
‘I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
Pearl is a medieval poem by an unknown author.
This video from Save the Childeren has gone viral and rightly so. It's part of their Syria appeal and shows a young girl in London whose life is turned upside down when her city descends into civil war.
Hearing and seeing true experts on homelessness, children and youth experiencing the loss of a home, will change the way people think of this growing tragedy in the U.S.