Mini Copy Book

Each post in this section is a short précis (summary) of a passage in The Copy Book. All of them are in modern English. They are intended for students of English as a Foreign Language at Elementary Level.

Poets and Poetry

A Farewell

A last goodbye breathes promise of a merry meeting.

Length: 48 words

Poets and Poetry

The Rainbow

God’s covenant of love is a fresh joy every time it appears.

Length: 58 words

Lives of the Saints

St Bede of Wearmouth and Jarrow

The mild-mannered, artistic monk was nevertheless a founding father of the English nation.

Length: 176 words

Magna Carta

The Langbaurgh Charter

Peter de Brus and his tenants agreed to work together after King John ordered a crackdown on unpaid rents.

Length: 54 words

Extracts from Literature

By the Toss of a Coin

The Master and his brother Henry must decide which of them goes to fight for Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Length: 58 words

Stories in Short

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Parted from his beloved Julia, Proteus follows his friend Valentine to Milan, where he meets the bewitching Silvia.

Length: 113 words