Behind the Wardrobe. The making of She Ran Away From Love, by Mawson

Fellow Baffled Ones, ‘Wardrobe’ took a long time to finish ward-robing Frilly to get her ready for the photos in She Ran Away From Love. They looked at hats. They looked at clothes. They looked at bags. They looked at Props. Then they got out brushes and potions. Here she is with Tartan Scarf andContinue reading “Behind the Wardrobe. The making of She Ran Away From Love, by Mawson”

Frilly’s Fashionable Hats in She Ran Away From Love

Fellow Baffled Ones,  When Frilly starred in my book, She Ran Away From Love, the Wardrobe Bears asked her to try on hats. I’ve asked about these ‘Bears of the Wardrobe’. Apparently, it does not mean that my fellow bears have wandered into Narnia. (Wouldn’t that have been exciting. ) ‘Wardrobe’ is the job thatContinue reading “Frilly’s Fashionable Hats in She Ran Away From Love”

Script, Cameras, Action .. umm, Action?

Hello Fellow Baffled Ones, There is a NEW book by Me, Mawson Bear. It’s called, She Ran Away From Love. It’s about a Quest and .. Well, you can see hints here. It takes all sorts of fuss (between naps) to make a book. Much pondering was pondered by Me, Mawson, about The Words. ThenContinue reading “Script, Cameras, Action .. umm, Action?”

Camera troubles Behind the scenes of She Ran Away From Love

Fellow Baffled Ones, here are pictures from when we made She Ran Away From Love. Our Tech Bears, Professor Bree and helper Elliot Bear are having bothers with their cameras. They are looking at them a lot. They are taking bits out. They are putting bits back. But they are not taking photos. So theContinue reading “Camera troubles Behind the scenes of She Ran Away From Love”

Choosing the Explore Bag for She Ran Away From Love, by Mawson

Fellow Baffled Ones, Here are some Behind The Scenes pictures about the book by Me, Mawson Bear, called She Ran Away From Love. ‘Behind-the-scenes pictures’ is a baffling thing to say because we are all in the scenes that we’re making the scenes of .. behind of … Umm … No, we’re in the scenesContinue reading “Choosing the Explore Bag for She Ran Away From Love, by Mawson”

Heart of Brass, by Felicity Banks, first of the Antipodean Queen series

Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks is published by Odyssey Books , “where books are an adventure”. This book certainly is an adventure! AND you get a bonus story in a Choose Your Own Adventure supplement. More about that soon. Society doesn’t allow young men to marry science experiments. Straight from that first line we steam intoContinue reading “Heart of Brass, by Felicity Banks, first of the Antipodean Queen series”

Magic In The Mail, created by Felicity Banks

FELICITY BANKS, creator of Emmeline Muchamore, heroine of the Antipodean Queen Series, also writes Interactive Fiction where you not only read but, as the term suggests, you also get involved. It’s a different and absorbing way of reading, and its suitable for all ages. There are adventures, murder mysteries (Murder in the Mail) and magical ones. The storiesContinue reading “Magic In The Mail, created by Felicity Banks”

The Esme Trilogy: Esme’s Wish, by Elizabeth Foster

“I’m going to find out what happened to you, Mum, no matter what.” Mark, guardian of Mawson Bear says: From the startling opening wedding scene of Esme’s Wish to the highly satisfying conclusion, this novel aimed at younger readers is a fine read for those of any age who still yearn for wondrous worlds. ThisContinue reading “The Esme Trilogy: Esme’s Wish, by Elizabeth Foster”

Georgette Heyer: Meticulous craftswoman

The Tedettes are absorbing the novels of the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer. They’re learning about their heroine from Jane Aiken Hodges biography.  It’s called  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Quotes from the Chivers 1984 edition). Hodge’s Foreword:  “She was .. an immensely skilled and meticulous craftswoman.  She did her best to conceal her highContinue reading “Georgette Heyer: Meticulous craftswoman”

The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge

Considered queen of the Regency romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. As Hodge states in the Foreword of her biography: ” She gave her name to a recognisable genre of fiction”. Thrilled by Jane Austen’s books, the Tedettes looked about for more Regency novels. They’ve now got their pawsContinue reading “The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge”

The Tedettes Discover The Georgette Heyer Heroes

Thrilled by Jane Austen’s novels, the Tedettes looked about for more books on the Regency. Their house (like every house, surely) turned out to be a treasure trove of novels by Georgette Heyer.  They also got their paws on Jane Aiken Hodges biography,  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Chivers 1984 edition). Heroes Georgette Heyer createdContinue reading “The Tedettes Discover The Georgette Heyer Heroes”