Entries by Rebecca Stonehill

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Carving a path for our children through written & oral landscapes

Illustration by Thomas James Words are like water. They ebb and flow, transforming as the years pass to camouflage themselves in their surroundings. Language shapes and moulds our identities, providing a emotional anchor for our pasts and a compass for our presents. Unsurprisingly, our written and oral landscape has altered significantly over the past decades. Those separated by […]

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Five celebratory online spaces to inspire curiosity & creativty

Do you ever find yourself browsing through the internet, searching for calming spaces, free from clutter, hyperbole & advertising, places that leave you feeling inspired, a little bit wiser or just plain happy? Such sites are surprisingly difficult to find and whilst, of course, these tastes are entirely subjective, I’ve found over the years several sites […]

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The Power of Public Space Poetry

Have you ever been walking through a public space when you’re stopped, suddenly, in your tracks by the most uplifting, unexpected sight? Public Poetry. Perhaps humanity needs this more than ever. Words to make us stop and think. Words to encourage us to make the right choices. Words to inspire to uplift to nurture to remind […]

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Rejected for 25 years: Author Angela Marsons on her journey to success

Angela Marsons’s momentous journey from unknown author to best-selling crime writer since signing with Bookouture in September 2014 has been nothing short of astonishing. Her crime series, revolving around the nail-biting cases of D.I. Kim Stone have regularly topped the charts and thus far her books have been translated into fourteen language. Her books are […]

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Guest Post from Author Renita D’Silva

Five-time author Renita D’Silva is interviewed this week on her writing life and inspiration behind her bold, colourful novels that confront difficult and often taboo issues from within India, the country from which she hails and describes as “a land of disparities.” In her books, Renita explores the invisible threads and secrets that both bind families […]