Tag Archives: Charles Dickens


British boarding school stories started in the Victorian era with Thomas Hughes’s Tom Brown Schooldays. An extremely popular juvenile fiction genre from the 1940s to 70s, interest in it peaked again towards the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books.  I never attended boarding school, […]


When a friend and I were reminiscing about being child devotees of books like Enid Blyton Mallory Towers, Naughtiest Girl, & St. Clare’s series, and Anthony Buckeridge’s Jennings series we both admitted to thinking that life at boarding schools sounded like great fun and had wanted to go to one ourselves. “That’s because you bloody […]


Question: Did the clichéd old story opening, “It was a dark and stormy night”, ever actually appear in a book? Answer: Yes. The 1830 novel Paul Clifford by the Victorian aristocrat, Baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Though now mostly forgotten, Lord Lytton wrote prolifically and was, in his day, almost as widely read as Charles Dickens. Like […]


Here are some February celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate. Candlemas (February 2nd, worldwide Christian celebration of the presentation of the Infant Jesus at the Temple after the purification of His mother, Mary) Groundhog Day (February 2nd, USA & Canada) Sapporo Snow Festival (February 5th -11th, Sapporo, Japan) National Sweater Day […]


If you live in Canada, today is Family Literacy Day, a day ABC Life Literacy Canada created back in 1999 to encourage families to read, play, and learn together as a family. So if you’re Canadian – and even if you’re not – grab a book and share it with your children. Books written specifically […]

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