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Verity Hall: A Flair for Comics

Verity Hall: A Flair for Comics

In a crowded field stereotypically associated with male readers and creators, Verity Hall is making an impact as an innovative comic book artist. At only 24 years old, she may…

Linda Newbery on Writing

Linda Newbery on Writing

Author Linda Newbery first came to Oundle in 2003 as the first judge of the Oundle Festival of Literature Writing Competition. Distinguished for her books for children and young people,…

Experience of War Recorded in John Binder’s Diary

Experience of War Recorded in John Binder’s Diary

Oundle’s war memorial in the centre of town is familiar to everyone and yet, over the years its significance has become less personal. Families move on, and the memorial becomes…

When the Circus Comes to Town

When the Circus Comes to Town

In early March, Oundle was treated to a visit from the Circus Ginnett, which set up a big top tent to perform a show including a number of traditional acts…

“Exemplary” Biography of Updike

“Exemplary” Biography of Updike

“It’s wrong to say that I was hanging around waiting for an opportunity to write about Updike. It’s more like an opportunity to write for Updike was hanging around and…

Nauticus on His Hobby Horse

Nauticus on His Hobby Horse

1427 miles would seem, to many sailors, a relatively meagre distance. However, to make this immense journey on nothing more than a tricycle over dirt roads more than 100 years…

Sino Archive Comes to Oundle

Sino Archive Comes to Oundle

Oundle School has recently become responsible for an extensive archive of photographs from China. The collection comprises approximately 8000 photographs depicting life in China during the 1970s and 1980s. The…

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