Your Lucky Spin Number Is…

If you joined the game last week, find number 18 on your CC Spin #33 List! That's the CLASSIC you are challenged to read by 30th April 2023.  We know it can be hard to stay on track and enthused about your Spin Book for the whole journey. We plan to provide support and encouragement to … Continue reading Your Lucky Spin Number Is…


Classic Author Focus: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman On the one hand, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an American writer, early feminist, social reformer, and humanist. On the other hand, she was a believer in eugenics, a popular idea at the time but one that is now considered abhorrent. She is best known for her short story, "The Yellow Wallpaper," which … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Classic Author Focus: Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren Astrid Lindgren was a Swedish writer best known for her Pippi Longstocking books. She was also a playwright and wrote more than 30 books for children. She is the fourth most translated children's literature writer. Many of Lindgren's children's books reflect her memories of growing up in Näs, Sweden. After school, Lindgren took … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Astrid Lindgren

Classic Author Focus: Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell Angela Thirkell had quite the pedigree. She was the daughter of John William Mackail, a Scottish Classical scholar, and Margaret Burne-Jones, who herself was the daughter of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones. She was a cousin of Rudyard Kipling, and her brother Denis Mackail, was also a novelist. Thirkell was educated at St. … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Angela Thirkell

Classic Author Focus: Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson Although Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from severe bronchial trouble most of his life, he still traveled extensively and was a prolific writer of novels, essays, poems, and travel books and articles. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a lighthouse engineer. As a child, he suffered from ill health, as … Continue reading Classic Author Focus: Robert Louis Stevenson