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A Smugglers’ Song, by Rudyard Kipling (1906)

      Here’s a poem my mother used to read to me when I was growing up – she’ll still read it to me, actually, if I ask her nicely! In my mind, Kipling is mainly associated with India, Mowgli, and … Continue reading

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Flame-Coloured Taffeta, by Rosemary Sutcliff (1986)

          On the southern coast of England, between Chichester and the sea, stretch the woods of the Manhood Peninsula. Once upon a time, these woods were much more isolated than they are now, and the trees and waves whispered … Continue reading

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