“There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.”
In Copperbeechschool you will find poems, short stories, essays on literature, as well as passages of description and musing (generally on nature but sometimes on my favourite authors), dispersed with photos of flowers and birds taken by me. I also sometimes write reviews for books and films and blog posts about days out and holidays.
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, sunlight, photography, sketching, poetry, and the smell of old books. Also Greek mythology, Victorian literature, Arthurian Legends, the renaissance, climbing trees, and snowdrifts. I also like strong heroines from literature, and female characters in general (they don’t have to be fictional), i.e Jane Eyre, Boudicca, Atalanta, Elizabeth the first, Margret (from North and South). 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 now live in Cheshire, but I used to live on Anglesey and miss mountains, waves and wide horizons. I also have a shop with my Mum on Etsy – Our Tangled Garden
‘Great things are done when men and mountains meet;
This is not done by jostling in the street”
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. I have two little brothers, Tass and Cormac.