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An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
* Looking for inspiration and motivation, to share with others. * Looking to constantly improve and grow. * On Twitter at @MissBex_M *
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“The Casual Vacancy is set in a small community, which involves writing characters who are adolescents all the way up to people in their sixties. I loved nineteenth century novels that centre on a town or village. This is my attempt to do a modern version. As a writer you have to write what you want to write; or rather what you need to write. I needed to write this book.


“Why reach for the stars when you can reach for a book and have the stars, the sun and the moon.”

Reading is for awesome people

(via misslokenglish)

I think this is very powerful!

(via booksasdfghj)


“Which ten books would you have brought, if you’d known?”

I need some ideas/ resources for introduing and teaching pupils how to write stories/ narratives in 3rd person. Any ideas…? Before I resort to this….


One of the best children’s stories. I loved this as a child.

One of the best children’s stories. I loved this as a child.