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Book and Word of the Week

Book of the Week for 24th September is: THE GOOSE ROAD by ROWENA HOUSE

“France 1916. Angélique Lacroix is haymaking when the postman delivers the news: her father is dead, killed on a distant battlefield. She makes herself a promise: the farm will remain exactly the same until her beloved older brother comes home from the Front. "I think of it like a magical spell. If I can stop time, if nothing ever changes, then maybe he won’t change either." But a storm ruins the harvest, her mother falls ill and then the requisition appears... In a last-ditch attempt to save the farm from bankruptcy, Angélique embarks on a journey across France with her brother's flock of magnificent Toulouse geese.”


Word of the Week for the w/b 24/09/18 is: GARISH (adjective

Meaning :  Excessively or disturbingly vivid.
Example :  “He was wearing a garish Hawaiian shirt.”


Somerville takes the top slot for last week’s WotW, cajole (to persuade by flattery), with Kilby and Marie Curie in 2nd and 3rd places.  

Winner: Isabel D, S11 (Yr 7): “The sly robber, after being caught, tried to cajole the weary police officers into liberating him.” (3 house points, Maltesers)

Highly Commended: Javan G, K10 (Yr 9): “The activist for supernatural rights, hoped to cajole the politician in supporting their cause through praise and a promise of credit.”  (2 house points, lolly)

Commended: Paige D, M09 (Yr 9): “The young boy was cajoled by the older girl into doing something he didn’t want to do.  There were big consequences for that.” (1 house point, lolly)


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