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Pam Royds on Grasmere , 1971 with Sally Christie, children’s author and daughter of Philippa Pearce. I was just twenty two when I fir...

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My blog is about writing and illustrating children's books which I have been doing since 1974. www.gillianmcclure.com has all my books. I also have another blog: www.paulcoltman.blogspot.com where I publish my father's poems.

Friday, 24 October 2014


On hearing of a visiting Texan accidentally trapped in the basement of a Waterstones bookshop after closing time, I remembered the words I’d seen displayed in other Waterstones stores:

“We only have this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snow flake…”
Sir Francis Bacon


“The World is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page...” 
St Augustine

Waterstones' words of comfort to a trapped Texan tweeting for help.

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