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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Most of us remember a book that had a big effect on us when we were growing up. Perhaps we found it at home, or maybe a teacher introduced us to a great story at school. However we came across it, it's vital that we provide the same opportunity for discovery to children today to encourage them to get into reading early on. But what are kids reading these days? And which stories are capturing their imaginations now?

By   Zoila Marenco

Explaining History: From biplanes to the jet age โ€“ three decades in the RAF

For the past decade, the ๐˜Œ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต has been exploring 20th Century history on a weekly basis, helping students and enthusiasts engage with the past. In the episode titled 'From Biplanes to the Jet Age - Three Decades in the RAF', they interview Mark Aedy, son of Ken Aedy. Over the past two years, Mark has been compiling Ken's memoir ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜‘๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด, set to be published by Whitefox on June 13th.

But is it a Keeper?

Digital hasn't replaced print, just as print didn’t replace handwriting. And it shouldn’t ever be seen as some hand-to-hand combat or fight to the death anyway, but rather for what it is. A catalyst for new developments and manifestations of the creative imagination that we squeeze into that simple little word, ‘books’.

By   Zoila Marenco

A Q&A with Emi North: An insight into her creative process and projects.

Emi North, originally from Lithuania, now resides in Ipswich with her partner. Their home, despite the often gloomy skies, is filled with imagination. Furniture is splashed with paint, window sills are decorated with paper flowers and clay characters. When she’s not reading, writing or working, Emi can be found crafting in her studio. Many of her stories originate as drawings before transforming into paragraphs, chapters and pages. She is an active participant in the Authortube community and shares creative videos on her channel. Her novel, Cookie and the Sprite Garden, invites readers into the enchanting universe of sprites.

By   Zoila Marenco

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Julia Hobsbawm appears in GB News to discuss on how AI will affect those working in white-collar roles.

Writer, podcaster and author of the recent release ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, joins Camilla on GB News to discuss how attitudes toward work are changing with new generations as technology evolves and how artificial intelligence will affect those working in white-collar roles.

โ€˜What happened when I bought a derelict farm in Ibizaโ€™ by Rebecca Frayn in ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ

Author and filmmaker Rebecca Frayn purchased a smallholding in Ibiza to fulfill her dream of reviving the land and establishing an off-grid eco-farm. Her journey, filled with challenges and victories, is detailed in her new book, ๐˜“๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ข.

Patty Cabotโ€™s Memoir: A Voice for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Patty Cabot's memoir, ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜Ž๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ญ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, courageously explores her healing journey from childhood sexual abuse, shedding light on the common yet often hidden struggles many face. Through her story, she aims to empower others to confront their trauma and find healing amidst the pervasive issue of child abuse.

By   Zoila Marenco