“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.”
My name is Ide. I’m eleven years old, and I’m a big sister and a writer (presently working on my first novel, Speedwell). I also write poetry. My favourite things are sunsets, beautiful mornings, twisted tree-trunks, thunderstorms, poetry, art, and the smell of old books. Also Greek mythology, Victorian literature, Arthurian Legends, climbing trees, and snowdrifts. I am romantic, and like wandering round quiet, isolated places far away from civilisation which look like they might have fairies in them. I am also partial to mountain ranges and the sea.
I like learning things – especially about books, art, and history. I share some characteristics with Catherine Moorland of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey, in so far as I am always fancying that there will be some great ancient treasure or skeleton or something behind a locked door or in an old chest – and am constantly disappointed by the boiler or magazine I generally find there! I love nature, and think it is not enough generally appreciated, and happily for me, I have a garden with a lawn, lots and lots of flowers, (though as I am writing this in winter that are not out now) and a huge copper beech tree after which this webpage is named. My house is very messy, but it has a lot of books in it.
In Copperbeechschool I will write about and either recommend or condemn the things I read or watch. I will also write about my holidays and trips. For instance, I have recentlys been on holiday to Haworth – Bronte country – and I have seen the Bronte parsonage and Bronte moors, and also the Ferndean of Jane Eyre, really called Wycoler. I have also been on holiday to the Norfolk Broads, and to some Spanish beaches. I am already writing about some of these places I have been, and am thinking about putting them up on Copper Beech School.