Drop in on DEAR 6.2

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Terry Caffrey and his poetry as he is visiting us as part of our Literary Festival.

 

 Available to borrow from the MRC – Click HERE to check

Drop in on DEAR 5.4

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Alan Gibbons and his book: An Act of Love

  

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Drop in on DEAR 5.3

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Geraldine McCaughrean and her book: The Death Defying Pepper Roux

  

 

 Available to borrow from the MRC – Click HERE to check

Drop in on DEAR 5.2

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Annabel Pitcher and her books: My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece

 

 

 Available to borrow from the MRC – Click HERE to check

Drop in on DEAR 5.1

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Jenny Downham and her book: You Against Me!

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World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day

to celebrate I have challenged the tutor groups to read aloud a poem about English Pronuciation!

 

Here is an extract of the poem by  G. Nolst Trenité

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

English Pronunciation by  G. Nolst Trenité

Drop in on DEAR 4.3

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Dav Pilkey and his series of books: Captain Underpants!

 

 Available to borrow from the MRC – Click HERE to check