Witch Week is coming! — Lizzie Ross

October 30 is only 2 months away, so here’s a gentle reminder to get out your cauldrons and your fright wigs: WITCH WEEK is coming! The theme? VILLAINS! Join us at Calmgrove’s blog for a look at those dastardly characters who make life so miserable for heroines and heroes. This year’s Read-along novel is Diana […]

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Witch Week 2019 is coming — Calmgrove

In two months it will be that traditional witching period of the year, which will mean it’s now time to remind you of the annual blogging event that is due then. Witch Week is an annual event inspired by a 1982 novel of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones. As always it’s planned to […]

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Hideaway Studio is Having a Mid-Summer Sale!.. —

All Hideaway Studio sound libraries for Kontakt are currently on sale at 50% of their usual price till late September 2019… Please visit Kontakt Hub for more product details, demos and downloads. The Hideaway Studio Mid-Summer Sale on Kontakt Hub Please Note: As from 22nd August 2019 all Hideaway Studio sound libraries for Kontakt will […]

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Hideaway Studio is Having a Mid-Summer Sale!.. —

All Hideaway Studio sound libraries for Kontakt are currently on sale at 50% of their usual price till late September 2019… Please visit Kontakt Hub for more product details, demos and downloads. The Hideaway Studio Mid-Summer Sale on Kontakt Hub Please Note: As from 22nd August 2019 all Hideaway Studio sound libraries for Kontakt will […]

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Vulpine villains — Calmgrove

Joan Aiken: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Red Fox 2004 (1962) Though following the grand 19th-century novel tradition The Wolves of Willoughby Chase just lacks suitably teasing chapter headings, whether prosaic, witty, verbose or obscure. I have taken it upon myself to remedy their absence in Joan Aiken’s mash-up of Dickens, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre […]

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A minute past midnight — Calmgrove

OK, this my final (?) post on the most non-canonical of the Wolves Chronicles, Midnight is a Place (1974) following a series of discussions. I’ve already discoursed on the characters, the geography, the timeline and themes, and it may seem that I’ve covered everything essential in relation to the novel. But in truth, apart from […]

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Willoughby Chase is a place — Calmgrove

“The past fortnight I have been to Willoughby again,” as Daphne du Maurier did not write. With a number of other enthusiastic Joan Aiken fans on Twitter I have been discussing this author’s The Wolves of Willoughby Chase chapter by chapter. Our genial and generous host Ben Harris got us to consider literary points, to […]

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