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This book is a truly beautiful ode to hope, full of loveliness and joy, stories, poems and illustrations for children-and grown ups. Stunningly put together by the unstoppable Katherine Rundell. I’m so lucky to have had a little story included 💜 #thebookofhopes 

Our new issue is now online, featuring @amiasrinivasan  on pronouns, @LRBoutoflondon  on @WHOthe  , Ferdinand Mount on Boris Johnson’s first year, Alison Light on Charles Booth’s poverty maps, Katherine Rundell considering the hare, and a cover by Naomi Frears:

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Aristotle suggested the hare could get pregnant twice. The embryos will begin to develop while they wait in the oviduct until the delivery of the first pregnancy, and then, as soon as the uterus is freed up, move in. Katherine Rundell: Consider the Hare

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'They mate in brief mid-sky collisions, the only birds in the world to do so, and to wash they hunt down clouds and fly through gentle rain, slowly, wings outstretched.' On the latest LRB podcast, Katherine Rundell reads her study of the common swift.

‘Size is a relatively good indicator of age, and there are records of sharks reaching 24 feet long; so it’s very possible that there are sharks in the water today who are well into their sixth century.’ Katherine Rundell considers the Greenland shark:

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@homewith4indies  welcomes The Nibbies, as its new programme for June features authors shortlisted for The British Book Awards 2020, including @adeleparks , @CCriadoPerez  and Katherine Rundell! Find out more about the partnership here:

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@homewith4indies  gets a new housemate, as they partner with The Nibbies for their June programme! With shortlisted including including @adeleparks , @CCriadoPerez  and Katherine Rundell. Find out more here:

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‘I am glad not to be a Greenland shark; I don’t have enough thoughts to fill five hundred years. But I find the very idea of them hopeful. They will see us pass through our current spinning apocalypse.’ Katherine Rundell considers the Greenland shark:

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Our new issue is now online, featuring Jacqueline Rose on ‘The Plague’, @paul3548  on mathematically modelling the epidemic, Colm Tóibín on Hardwick, Lowell and their circle, Katherine Rundell on the greenland shark and Ferdinand Mount on (Oliver) Cromwell:

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Some happy news, as Katherine Rundell's Book of Hope has launched—a free collection of children's stories and illustrations featuring a whole host of illustrators and authors, available for free from the @Literacy_Trust  website:

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What makes the character of Lyra from @His DarkMatTV so inspirational? Jane speaks with ‘His Dark Materials’ script executive @xandriahortonand  children’s author Katherine Rundell#HDM 

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When did you first encounter Lyra? Episode two of the TV adaptation of His Dark Materials broadcasts on BBC One this Sunday. Tomorrow we'll be discussing why Lyra is an inspiration to so many readers with script executive @xandriahorton  and author Katherine Rundell.

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Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell – review

'They mate in brief mid-sky collisions, the only birds in the world to do so, and to wash they hunt down clouds and fly through gentle rain, slowly, wings outstretched' Katherine Rundell on the Swift

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‘If you see a bird settled on a telegraph wire or a tree, it’s not a swift. No sociable windowsill singers, no Disney-Princess-finger-perchers, they fly wild, and they fly like a stroke of luck incarnate.’ Katherine Rundell considers the swift:

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'If we lose them, we will have lost the world’s only rainbow mammal, a stupidity so grotesque we could not expect to be forgiven.' Katherine Rundell on the golden mole

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“I will be writing children’s books until I am old. Until literally the day I die, hopefully, still trying to not forgot what it was like to be a child.” - Katherine Rundell discusses her new novel and her upcoming trip to Fair here:

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Katherine Rundell: ‘The only time kids fully understand the world is when they read’

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