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Review: Imaginary Animals November 29, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Medieval, Modern, Prehistoric
Review: Imaginary Animals

Any parent will know that animals are important. Children make animal sounds before they make words. They draw and paint animals. They cherish animal toys. The books they read have animal characters. They pretend to be animals. Animals, in fact, become a kind of meta-language for their experience and their emotions: Little Miss Beach has […]

City of Ravens: Boria Sax October 31, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
City of Ravens: Boria Sax

The story so far. An ancient British myth going back to ‘ye olde Celtic times’ states that while ravens reside at the Tower of London then Britain will prosper. However, turn the neatly embossed tourist sign with ‘ye olde Celtic times’ over and there is a ‘Made in Taiwan’ marker stamped into the plastic. Translated? […]