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Sometime religious outsider and social disaster, sometime celebrity preacher and establishment darling, John Donne was incapable of being just one thing. In his myriad lives he was a scholar of law, a sea adventurer, a priest, an MP - and perhaps the greatest love poet in the history of the English language. Along the way he converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, was imprisoned for marrying a sixteen-year old girl without her father's consent; struggled to feed a family of ten children; and was often ill and in pain. He was a man who suffered from black surges of misery, yet expressed in his verse many breathtaking impressions of electric joy and love.
Short stories by Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Costa Children's Book Award-winner Katherine Rundell, inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book, and featuring all his best-loved animal characters in this gorgeous colour collection, illustrated by Kristjana S Williams, illustrator of The Wonder Garden.
Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful.But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. For lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of schoolgirls.Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?