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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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From London to Tehran (2)

(written by Ali Seidabadi, Persian editor at Tiny Owl) On my first trip to Europe, on the train that took me from Frankfurt Airport to my hotel, I felt anxious listening to the voice that announced the names of the stations in German. I thought maybe my anxiety was due to the fact that it was my first trip abroad and a result of such concerns as not knowing the language.   My hotel was…

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Meet us in Edinburgh International Book Festival!

You may have read this week’s guest blog, From London To Tehran, by our Persian editor, Ali Seidabadi. Unfortunately, Ali will be waiting a bit longer to discover the streets of London he wrote about, as his trip to the UK has been put on hold. Due to his visa being rejected, Ali Seidabadi has had to cancel his appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this month, and Tiny Owl’s Publishing event with him…

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