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Pie Shop in the Rain I love Autumn. There is nothing better than feeling cosy at home with a bit of wind and rain buffeting about outside, with the promise of new pencil cases and Cash’s name tapes spread across the kitchen table.  Elsie Linden fetching soup This...

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell is rightly known as a working class classic. But too often it is described as the story of the political awakening of a group of working men. The most famous passages of the book are the political ‘lectures’...

Robert Tressell is a pseudonym, used by the writer of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. In his only published work, he has a habit of naming characters after their profession or personality - something people either find endearing or excruciating. For example, Makehaste & Sloggit are...

Scarlett and I weren’t christened. I think our mother was put off church by having a Bishop for a father. But we did get assigned ‘godparents’ of sorts. And Scarlett’s godfather used to send her a very handsome book every birthday - starting with hardback illustrated...