Tue, 25/08/2009 - 07:24
Former Children's Laureate Anne Fine has warned that "realism has gone too far" in contemporary children's literature. The Times reports that Fine has claimed modern day children's books are bleak, with little to inspire young readers.
She said: "In the Fifties, when a strong child was dealing with...
Tue, 31/07/2007 - 08:25
The Telegraph rounds up the literary highlights of the Edinburgh Festival, which boasts Alan Bennett ("funny on the page, funnier read aloud, and funniest read aloud by Alan Bennett"), Margaret Atwood ("as spry, fierce and astringent as ever") and Richard Dawkins ("apparently he doesn’t believe...