Category Archives: Education in Literature Collection

Adventures of the feathered kind

Two recent additions to the Education in Literature Collection  both feature birds – a pair of Tawny Owls and a Magellan penguin! Two Owls at Eton by Jonathan Franklin was originally published in 1960 whilst he was still a pupil … Continue reading

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How learning languages makes you smart, successful – and a better citizen

Speaking foreign languages has obvious practical and intellectual advantages, and most of you will have noticed press reports that it is also beneficial for your brain, possibly even staving off dementia. The effects on your cognitive ability and memory are easy to … Continue reading

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Music education in feature films

Music’s place on the school curriculum can be uncertain. However it is a subject which can inspire strong passions in teachers and pupils. This is portrayed in several DVDs in the Education in Literature Collection. Music of the Heart (1999) … Continue reading

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Fictional favourite

I studied History at school until A’ Level and am still interested in the way in which is taught. Upon recently rereading one of my favourite books in the Education in Literature Collection, To serve them all my days by … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a collection by its title

You could potentially be missing out on a great read or an entertaining DVD if you find the name ‘Education in Literature Collection’ off putting. The criteria for inclusion in the Collection is ‘novels, poetry, plays and DVDs about the … Continue reading

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Convent days

Frost in May by Antonia White (1899-1980) was first published in 1933.It was republished in 1978 by Virago Press as the first of its Modern Classics. We meet the narrator and heroine Nanda (Fernanda) Grey when she is enrolled, aged … Continue reading

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May Madness

  Amongst the May additions to the Education in Literature Collection are several classic novels, interesting biographies and even a novel that can be described as a blend of satire and horror. The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier … Continue reading

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