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Happy Christmas! Daisy the Gator cartoon #2

TEXT TRANSCRIPTION/DESCRIPTION Happy Snappy Christmas! Daisy the Gator #2 Panel One: Two Weeks Before Christmas. Elinor is sitting at a table writing a huge stack of Christmas cards. Gator sits on the floor beside her with her tablet. She’s on

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Book Review: Earth Girl by Janet Edwards

Earth Girl by Janet Edwards My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an enjoyable book, both charming and compelling. It painted a fascinating picture of a far-future society and ruined New York. Possibly I’d have given it 4.5 stars

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Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. How not to write disability.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes My rating: 1 of 5 stars I decided quite a long while ago not to do negative reviews. I write fiction myself, I know how tricky it can be. But this book perpetuates a

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Daisy the Gator #1

I’ve started a new comic strip. Here it is!   TEXT TRANSCRIPTION Panel 1: Picture of Daisy the Gator lying on the ground, with a thought bubble over her head reading: “They should let me vote in the US election.”

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood: Book Review

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a powerful book about the oppression of women by men in a future fundamentalist Christian America. The theme is one that stays with you. I’m sure

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Paralympics: Should it be merged with the Olympics?

So the Paralympics is drawing to a close and the big question is, was it all worth it? The games certainly didn’t get off to a good start. The entire Russian team was banned and there were huge questions over

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Paralympics: Marcia and the Fall

The Paralympics opening ceremony took place last night and I began this morning by tweeting my favourite part: Amy Purdy’s interesting, elegant and thought-provoking dancing with a robot routine. Forget my novel-in-progress. The cyborgs are already here! But then I

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