Monthly Archives: December 2013

silent night

The first time I noticed translation was probably while singing Christmas carols. We learnt to sing Silent Night in something resembling German and Welsh at primary school, and in learning Polish I realised that the fuzzy warm sound of carols I’d heard

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O!

‘Would it be of any use, now,’ thought Alice, `to speak to this mouse? Everything is so out-of-the-way down here that I should think very likely it can talk: at any rate, there’s no harm in trying.’ So she began:

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hobbit scripts

It is that time of year again – time for the next Hobbit movie, a chance to escape back into the magical world of Middle Earth. The first Hobbit film was too long, but it was also the first film I saw

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between two Thomases: 100 years of R. S. and Dylan

“My chief aim is to make a poem. You make it for yourself firstly, and then if other people want to join in then there we are,”  said R. S. Thomas. We’re half way through his centenary year: a Welsh

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