Book and Word of the Week

The Book of the Week for the w/b 24/02/20 is: 12 Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Ease

“Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she's the author.

One day, a letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into an adventure more terrifying than anything she has ever imagined.”


Word of the week: PARAPHERNALIA (noun)

Meaning :  Miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Example :  “Drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvement.”


Here are the WotW winners for the week beginning 03/02/20 for their use of the word, perplexed:

Winner: Anna W, M05:  “The escape room left John utterly perplexed.”  (3 house points, Maltesers)

Highly Commended: Thomas B, M05 “With all the clues laid out before him, he was more perplexed than ever, for none of joined together to present a conclusion.”  (2 house points, lolly)

Commended: Johnny M, M09: “ The boys were perplexed when they saw the mystical, bright object hovering in the sky.” (1 house point, lolly)





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