Emma Online

Recent blog posts include: Dogs and Children – the best children’s books Swallow and Amazons and the importance of childhood freedom A light-hearted piece on the challenges of school visits! Why there should be more science and scientists in children’s

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Foundling Project

The Foundling Museum was the first ever home for abandoned children, where poor parents could leave the babies they were not able to raise themselves.  It is full of stories, many of them heart-breaking.  It is also a beautiful and

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The Next Big Thing!

Thank you to authors Joan Lennon, creator of the Slightly Jones detective series, set in Victorian England , and Hazel Allen, creator of the Bree McCready adventure stories, set in modern day Scotland, for tagging me for The Next Big

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Wigtown Festival 2010

A lot of places feel much the same these days – the same shops, the same cafés – but Wigtown is still very much its own place. Arriving in driving rain, I wasn’t sure if this was a good thing.

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