Posts Tagged ‘Judith Kerr’

  1. Judith Kerr

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    March 8, 2016 by Lydia Syson

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    Barely had I written this appreciation of Judith Kerr for The History Girls than I discovered that When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit was the subject of this month’s World Book Club programme on the BBC World Service.  What joy! (Nb that is permitted usage of the exclamation mark according to new DoE regulations.  The following isn’t.)  One of my all-time favourite children’s writers talking to my all-time favourite books presenter, Harriett Gilbert! You can listen yourself or download the programme here.

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    That delightful photograph was taken by Enda Bowe for Jewish Book Week.


  2. Top Ten

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    November 29, 2012 by Lydia Syson

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    I’ve been having a lot of fun and also a little anguish this week choosing my ten favourite historical novels for young readers for the Guardian Children’s Book Website.  Do visit the site to find out more. These lists are inevitably distinctly personal, and of course I’d love to know what you think of my choices.  Well, that’s as long as you love the books as much as I keep reading


"an outstanding debut novel for teenagers" THE GUARDIAN

"a fantastic historical fiction debut" THE BOOKSELLER

"a novel of extraordinary resonance and power" ARMADILLO

"a compelling story of politics and passion, bravery and love" BOOKTRUST

'the writing is powerful, the events terrifying' THE BOOKBAG

'Highly recommended' BOOKS FOR KEEPS

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