Existence: A Dystopian Short Story

Keeping to the shadows of the tall characterless buildings, I cautiously make my way home; way past curfew.  I try to be light on my feet, so footsteps don't echo off of the concrete walls.  I dare not breathe, and can feel the beat of my heart pounding in my head. The streets are deserted, …

Ex Libris: Miss Carville recommends…

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini While it may not be as well known as the author’s debut novel, The Kite Runner, I think my first recommendation deserves just as much praise and admiration. Centred around two very different women (Laila and Mariam), we are taken on a journey which spans the length of …

World Book Day

The same question is posed every year: what is world book day? What is its purpose? Is it just celebrating books? Back for the 21st year, marked in more than 100 countries, World Book Day is more than just about books: it is an essential opportunity for children at primary and secondary school to engage …