Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Blog URL:http://steelthistles.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:myths, legends, folklore, YA fiction, fantasy, books, reading
Country:United Kingdom
Location:Oxford

Posts on YA Fiction and fantasy, children's books, folklore and myths



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I've been down with an 'orrible cough for the past month (so unfair in summer!) and once again the blog has been neglected. Now I'm back, I realise I forgot to repost my essay on 'The Horse and His Boy' - and as I haven't yet got around to finishing...

When you open this blog you should be greeted by a Google message which reads as follows:This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyse traffic. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, together with perfo...

This is a story about something that happened long ago when your grandfather was a child. It is a very important story because it shows how all the comings and goings between our world and the land of Narnia first began.     ...

It's good to be back! I'm sorry for leaving this blog of mine fallow for so long, but I was writing a book which I've now completed (yay!) and so (now I've recovered) I'll be posting on a more regular basis again. To be going on with, here is my long...

I have two very different personal memories relating to this book. One, vividly happy, is from childhood. The other comes from a time when I was a young adult working in London. And it still makes me cringe.The childhood one first: At the age of nine...

Continuing to re-post my series from 2014 on Narnia. Much as I adored the Narnia books as a child, Prince Caspian was never my favourite among the Seven Chronicles, and the reason is as clear to me now as it was then, only then I put it differen...

I beg the indulgence of re-posting this piece about a very Christmassy book indeed. (It first appeared on this blog in 2014.) I am still busy writing my new book, which I'm hoping to finish some time in January (oh, all right then, February) which is...