Almost two years ago in December of 2014 author Stephen King introduced world to the latest addition to his house, a gorgeous tri-colour Pembroke corgi by the name of Molly with a rather lovely photograph of her munching on a Santa hat.
Little did we know that the King of Horror’s future was about to be dictated by this little ball of gorgeousness but take a quick look at his Twitter feed and you will see that his Tweets about Molly AKA The Thing of Evil are adorable, or you could just enjoy the ones we’ve shared here.
Molly’s wonderful character and King’s obvious adoration of this little girl who was rapidly taking over his home soon saw her a much loved addition to his Twitter feed with his followers always delighted to receive an update on how she was getting on.
And as her second birthday comes around, it seems that Molly has everything in order and her plans are coming to fruition.
I love how Molly holds her very famous dad hostage to her every whim, she’s a very lucky pup indeed.
A skilled illustrator, and the ability to see the world from a children’s perspective made Judith Kerr one of the most talented children’s writers the world has ever seen. From the Tiger Who Came to Tea, to the Mog the Cat stories, Kerr had a way of talking to children and passing on important messages.
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Hewett was raised on a sheep and wheat farm. She was initially home educated before attending Perth College, aged 15. While the college was run by Anglican nuns, Hewett was an atheist and remained so her entire life.
Maupin was born in Washington DC and graduated from Needham Broughton High School before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His first foray into writing was as a journalist for The Daily Tar Heel.
In 1974 he began what would become Tales of the City as a colum in the Pacific Sun newspaper, moving to the San Francisco Chronicle after the Sun’s San Francisco edition folded. Read More
French loved both acting and writing from an early age and her debut novel, In the Woods, published in 2007 won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for best first novel. Today we’re looking at the author through some of her quotes, and the books they appeared in.
The book was taken on the Terra Nova expedition in 1910 by Captain Scott with the view to sustain morale among his men. Captain Scott and his men would take it in turns to read chapters to the group, keeping spirits up during the harsh Antarctic conditions. David Copperfield was written in periodical chapters with intriguing cliffhangers, making it perfect for reading aloud together.
There was a British tradition of taking libraries of books on expeditions, with Sir John Franklin taking over 1000 books with him on his 1845 journey to the Arctic including some novels by Charles Dickens such as The Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby.