An old friend, Ross Hendry, is the chief exec of Spurgeon’s Children’s Charity, a UK organisation (no, that’s not him on the left, that’s Spurgeon).
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For me, though, the standout of Francis Spufford’s reading memoir The Child That Books Built is the chapter entitled The Island. For it is here that he
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Having considered the importance of stories and fiction in general, Spufford in The Child That Books Built now works through the different stages of growing
Francis Spufford has gained a bit of a following for his recent Unapologetic – a quirky defence of Christianity which various bloggers have picked up
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It is one of the easiest things in the world: making a parent feel guilty. Well this one, at any rate. There’s always something one’s