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Tiny Owl’s new titles

Tiny Owl Publishing is pleased to announce that we will be releasing two new hardback titles before the end of the year. The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock and The Orange House will be released in January but available to buy in online bookstores by December; just in time for Christmas. The Jackal Who Thought He Was A Peacock is a fable by the thirteenth century poet, Rumi about accepting ones identity. The jackal…

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From my son’s bedroom window

(written by Ali Seidabadi) In a few days, we’ll move to our new place. I’m busy with renovating the new flat these days. One of the good bookshops in Tehran can be seen through the window of Kian’s (my 9-year-old son) bedroom. The very day that the British Foreign Secretary was re-opening the British embassy in Tehran and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister was re-opening the Iranian embassy in London, I was quibbling over the wall…

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Help Refugees

David Cameron may brand desperate refugees as a ‘swarm’, and the press may went to portray them as benefit seeking opportunists, but the nice side of internet has looked beyond the propaganda and showed the refugees at Calais that human kindness still exists. We first spotted the movement for getting aid to Calais via TV presenter Dawn O’Porter and her tweets; informing us of the address of where to send donations, and just what was…

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Back to school

It’s almost a matter of day before kids go back to school – where has the summer gone? You may have participated in the Summer Reading Challenge with your child, you may have given them a break from a rigid routine with books – however you spent the last few weeks, here are some tips to help your kids get back into the swing of things when it comes to reading. 1. Work alongside the…

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A picture report from EIBF!

(written by Delaram Ghanimifard) It was 8am 21 August, but I had lost the date and hour due to long flights from Tehran to London and then a train trip from London to Edinburgh. When I met Anahita Teymorian in her hotel room, she was the same: suffering from sleep deprivation after a 17-hour journey from Tehran. Soon after our first ever encounter, we made our way to EIBF. The topic of the first event…

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