High excitement at Mawson’s House. Scotland the Brave, doer of brave deeds and resident post-bear, has seen a box arrive in the mail. Could this contain Mawson’s writer-bear copies of his new book, Dreamy Days and Random Naps? All bears scramble. They tumble off beds and roll off cushions and head towards the exciting box.Continue reading “Opening The Box of Dreamy Days”
Category Archives: Books and Writers
Dreaming of Being A Writer-Bear?
I am a very lucky bear. Not many writer-bears get published these days. But I now have Too umm, no, Three books out there in the wide bright world. One is called It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In and the my Number Too book is She Ran Away From Love. And now, aContinue reading “Dreaming of Being A Writer-Bear?”
That inexpressible ‘Lost’ sort of feeling
Have you ever felt lost somewhere on the world’s wide floor?
The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club: Home life at Chawton House
In 1809, Jane and her sister Cassandra went to live in Chawton House
‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub
The Tedettes are thrilled to find a letter written by their heroine in 1815. The letter is addressed to the personal librarian of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Fancy having a personal librarian! The prince was the Regent. That means he was being the king even though he wasn’t. This can be baffling toContinue reading “‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub”
Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth
‘Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue‘ (From the back cover of Bernice Takes A Plunge.) When our Tedettes saw the cover of this book they just HAD to read it. On the back cover are some of their favourite words, ‘imagination’, ‘notebooks’, ‘adventure’ and ‘intrigue’; and on theContinue reading “Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth”
The Tedette’s Jane Austen Book Club gets their paws on Jane’s History of England
The history of England by Jane Austen aged 16. Illustrated by sister Cassandra
Bother With Bonnets at The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club
Bears Jane Austen Book club
Babushka is Homesick, by Carola Schmidt
Babushka takes back lots of gifts including a matryoshka doll for grand daughter Katrina. But what gift does she take back that means most of all?
Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt: A tale set in Ukraine during the Holomodor
“Would you like a story about a princess, Karina?” “Maybe one of those stories about a princess and monsters, Baba.” The direction Baba’s story takes surprises herself as well as her granddaughter. This folk tale ‘about memories and families’ begins with a lovely cottage in the Ukraine and a little girl ‘poor of money butContinue reading “Tell Me A Story, Babushka, by Carola Schmidt: A tale set in Ukraine during the Holomodor”
Is Your Child-Within A Bit Neglected? A Picture Book for Weary Grownups
Hello fellow baffled ones, I was just sitting on my cushion pondering about Things. Oh, Look. It looks like a gift. Could it be for Me, Mawson? It is! It is a gift for me. And oh my goodness! It’s by me too! It’s A Bright World to Feel Lost In, by Me, Mawson isContinue reading “Is Your Child-Within A Bit Neglected? A Picture Book for Weary Grownups”