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Who is the mysterious stranger?
Friday 15 June 2018

Chapter two of Prisoner is live. Revealed - the identity of the mysterious stranger!

 

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Robin Hood!
Wednesday 06 June 2018

The first chapter of 'Prisoner' is live! Is your school signed up to Fiction Express?

 

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Lovely School Visit!
Wednesday 02 May 2018

Last week we finally did our World Book Day school visit at Squirrels Heath Infant School. No snow this time but lots of inventive ideas for new Pets from Space and lovely descriptive language from Y2 for our pirate treasure hunt.

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Tales of Robin Hood
Monday 19 March 2018

Isn’t the legendary hero Robin Hood a brilliant subject for an adventure story!

So far we’ve written two - Ambush and Stolen - for Fiction Express, and our research has taken us to Newark Castle, Nottingham Castle and into Sherwood Forest where Robin and his Merrie Men were said to have lived. They’re all great places to visit. Sherwood Forest has a very good exhibition all about the myths and legends of the man who stole from the rich and gave to the poor – and always got the better of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Deep in the forest stands the ‘Major Oak’, a huge, ancient oak tree where it’s said that the outlaws had their camp. When the oak is covered in snow, the image of Friar Tuck appears!

Well, we were convinced. What do you think? When we visited there was no snow, but we think it’s still just possible to pick out the image of the plump monk.

According to all the stories, Friar Tuck was a rather unusual monk. Most lived quietly in abbeys. Tuck, on the other hand, fought Robin Hood when they first met, and poisoned the sheriff of Nottingham at Newark Castle!

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