Books 113 and 114

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, read by Neil Gaiman and The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley


I’ve just listened to A Christmas Carol being read by Neil Gaiman and it was a rather enjoyable way to spend my last half-day at school, so very Christmassy! I guess because it was one of Dickens’ shorter tales I found it more enjoyable than some of his other classics.

The Ghosts and Jamal was not the most thrilling of stories I’ve encountered, the story does promote empathy for areas of the world far removed from the UK so our children would benefit from experiencing this story for that reason alone. The frustration of seeing through Jamal’s eyes whilst knowing more than him was more than a little annoying but I guess highlighted that not everyone has the benefit of our education and knowledge and that we should acknowledge that privilege and be grateful for it

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