Mini Copy Book

Music and Musicians

Benno Moiseiwitsch

One of the twentieth century’s greatest pianists, who put himself and his art at the service of his adopted country.

Length: 59 words

Russian Myths and Legends

The Peasant, the Penny and Marko the Rich

Marko adopts drastic measures to get out of repaying the loan of a penny.

Length: 116 words

Greek History

Demetrius the Diver

A survivor of the infamous massacre of Chios in 1821 goes to Marseilles, but discovers he has not entirely left the Turks behind.

Length: 104 words

Lives of the Saints

Aaron’s Rod

The Victorian practice of hanging sugared nuts on a Christmas tree was bursting with Biblical symbolism.

Length: 60 words

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Henry VII’s great-granddaughter Mary never grasped that even royalty must win the people’s respect.

Length: 113 words

Classical History

How St Euphemia Saved Christmas

The martyr St Euphemia played a vital role in preventing the message of Christmas from being watered down.

Length: 116 words