The Tale of the Crail Crab, Tae a Fisherman He Speak Wi:

A new poem by Lauren Clarke

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Cocaine for the kids:

Katherine Hill’s timely book offers parents practical advice to help children negotiate the dangers of the digital world, writes Alex Borthwick

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Mentoring for new writers:

Revise and perfect your story for publication this autumn

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Cast the first stone:

Shirley Jackson’s subversive horror story The Lottery remains as pertinent today as when it first appeared seventy years ago, writes Sibylla Kalid

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How to make friends:

A poem by Maxine Rose Munro

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Fire Escape in the sky:

Did a percipient Scouse maverick secure Scott Walker’s place in pop history? asks Neil Cooper

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Was it Shakespeare or Dorothy Parker:

A poem by Ben Mitchell

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A new short story by Naomi Richards

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