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Purple passages make for bad nature writing | Letters Writing about nature demands more than a delicate balance between poetry and science, argues Nicholas UsherwoodIt was good to see that unresolved 2015 debate between Mark Cocker and Robert Macfarlane on the new nature writing given another airing in Alex
The Guardian | 2 hours, 16 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Paddington bear creator and author Michael Bond dies at 91 Pour out some marmalade for the author who gave us the bear in a duffel coat and Wellies.
USA Today | 3 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Michael Bond and Paddington offered lessons in kindness for today For all his chaos, the cuddly ursine orphan like his creator is a model of decency, and reminds our unkind world that we should look after refugeesPaddington has been the Winnie-the-Pooh of our generation. There have been other iconic bears over the gener
The Guardian | 5 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Arundhati Roy on The Ministry of Utmost Happiness books podcast Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast and join the discussion on Facebook and TwitterIndian writer Arundhati Roys first novel, The God of Small Things, quickly established her as a star international author, winning the
The Guardian | 6 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Michael Bond obituary Author and creator of Paddington Bear, whose popularity and relevance has lasted six decadesPaddington station, as described in the opening chapter of Michael Bonds book A Bear Called Paddington, has the melancholy of a departed world. Some of its trains
The Guardian | 6 hours, 54 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible Recently, the New York Times published an essay defending cultural appropriation as necessary engagement. But that's a simplistic, misguided way of looking at appropriation, which causes real harm. | 7 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Michael Bond, Paddington Bear Creator, Is Dead at 91 The character — disaster-prone but good-natured and always polite — was the hero of children's novels, picture books and animated television series.
New York Times | 8 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Philip Pullman raises 30,000 for Grenfell Tower in character name auction Nur Huda el-Wahabi to be commemorated in a volume of Pullmans The Book of Dust as part of an authors fundraising drive that has topped 150,000A fundraising auction supported by authors including Margaret Atwood, Jacqueline Wilson and Philip Pullman has ra
The Guardian | 8 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Roots, Radicals and Rockers by Billy Bragg review the skiffle moment and how it changed music In 1957 the skiffle craze swept Britain and John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Jimmy Page and Roger Daltrey all joined bandsSkiffle reached its apogee in 1957. The blandness of a hit parade dominated by crooners and novelty songs was disrupted not
The Guardian | 8 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Paddington Bear author Michael Bond dies aged 91 Authors latest story featuring marmalade-loving bear from Peru was published in April Michael Bond, the creator of the beloved childrens character Paddington Bear, has died at 91.Bond published his first book, A Bear Called Paddington, about the marmalade
The Guardian | 9 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend