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Little Teddy and the Russian Cartoon Rivals

Little Teddy and the Russian Cartoon Rivals

on Nov 27, 2015

There has been a dark cloud hanging over our household for the past fortnight – Beanie-boy’s beloved Little Teddy went Absent Without Leave. We searched everywhere for him – behind cupboards, under beds, in the car – we even got the staff at Beanie’s pre-school to search their cupboards too. All to no avail. My son himself was not too...

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A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time

on Nov 10, 2015

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is a novel that divides opinion. The eponymous hero, Pechorin, is a something of an anti-hero, and most members of the book club I’m in found it difficult to enjoy the book because they didn’t like Pechorin at all. They are not alone – when the book was first published, the Tsar described it as...

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