>Zoe has been poking around again.
>I’d like to second Elizabeth’s hopes (see comments in Monday’s post) for a Gothic revival. I’ve just finished listening to Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier, narrated by Tony Britton. When I told friends I was reading it, to a woman they started talking about their adolescent (around 10 up, I think) mania for Du [...]
We have called this special issue “Boys and Girls” in tribute to where the Horn Book’s great adventure began, as the newsletter of Bertha Mahony’s Bookshop for Boys and Girls, est. 1916. But as someone who came of age with the second-wave feminism of the 1970s, I’m anxious that we not be seen as favoring [...]
>The inaugural Horn Book Podcast is up for your listening pleasure. Lolly is setting it up with iTunes so you’ll be able to subscribe; for now, go to the podcast page on our site to hear my interview with Jon Scieszka. I interviewed Jon for our special September issue, Boys and Girls. That too is [...]
>Ah, the British boarding school novel–the chums and mates, midnight feasts, and thrilling escapes “over the wall” to go into town and swap cheeky badinage with the local rogues: “Oi, sweetheart!” shouted one, standing behind his friend and pointing at Jinx. “Wanna sit on my face?” Christ, she thought, what an invitation! Please do excuse [...]