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The Nutcracker (book & puzzle) – review

The Nutcracker by E T A Hoffman, retold by Rachel Elliot illustrated by Valeria Docampo Paragon, Bath, 2017 Age group: around 4 or 5 and older Format: 24 page book ad 36 piece puzzle A classic Christmas story (one even done in the Myer windows!), this version of The...

For or against Christmas…

I just think of Christmas as it is now¬†– a family-focussed time of colour and magic, with religious meaning to some. So it’s interesting to find out about how Christmas has been viewed in the past. An article by Gerry Bowler covers some of the key changes...