Endurance Writing for Children

Endurance Writing for Children: Climbing trees, building dens and creating fantasy are common childhood pleasures and adventures. Children’s authors love to write about them. Yet only a select number of authors have managed to capture generations of children with their stories. Classic children’s authors like Edith Nesbit, J. R.R Tolkien, Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis … Read more

C. S. Lewis- A Remarkable Life

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) A Remarkable Life The William Nicholson’s play “Shadowlands” is currently touring the UK portraying the remarkable romance between C.S. Lewis and an American called Joy Davidman. It provides opportunity to be learn more about the personal life of the bachelor academic and author and to be reminded of the works of C.S. Lewis. His … Read more

Five of the Best Books for Children

Five of the Best Books for Children Someone recently challenged Barbara Chalk, the proprietor of Rare & Antique Books, to choose five of the best books for children from the Rare and Antique booksite. This is what she had to say. Where do I start as I love them all! However, in the spirit of … Read more

Passing on Treasured Books – it’s a mixed feeling!

With much excitement (and a touch of sadness which I’ll explain later) we recently sold a rare, first edition set of The Chronicles of Narnia books and it started me thinking about the rather wonderful act of handing on antique treasured items of one’s childhood. Recent high value sales of the Narnia series were significant … Read more

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