2016 Reading Challenge

Well done to those of you who have signed up for this year’s challenge. ┬áRemember you don’t have to work alone; you could team up with a sibling, parent or friend. We’ve had a few bookworms who’ve already managed to tick off three quarters. If that’s you, why not try this out?

The Tales Things Tell, Professor Warner

Before Harry and the horcruxs there was Aladin and the talismans. Genies appear in the Quran, the apocrypha, folklore and mystical literature, but probably the best known appearances of them in literature are in the Arabian Nights. In her Distinguished Lecture Series talk, Marina Warner explains why genies are inexorably linked with objects such as…