Mini Copy Book

Extracts from Literature

A Proper Education

Harriet Smith’s school gave her a grounding in good sense that even Emma Woodhouse could not quite overthrow.

Length: 47 words

Discovery and Invention


Great inventions come from those who notice what they see.

Length: 56 words

Discovery and Invention

The Lessons of Nature

Samuel Smiles shows us two great achievements inspired by two tiny creatures.

Length: 55 words

Lives of the Saints

Terror in the Deep

Irish monk St Columba is credited with being among the first witnesses to the ‘Loch Ness monster’.

Length: 59 words

Poets and Poetry

The Pitman Poet

Joseph Skipsey taught himself to read and write by candlelight, hundreds of feet below ground in a Northumberland pit.

Length: 117 words

Greek and Roman Myths

Hera and the Boeotian Bride

Zeus employs a little psychology to effect a reunion with his offended wife.

Length: 60 words