Word of the Day – Cubature

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Cubature (noun) koob-a-chur The determination of the volume of a solid. Late 17th century from the verb cube, on the pattern of quadrature. (more…)

Literary News

The Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction 2019 is Announced

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A month ago we brought you the shortlist for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019. The £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize is a nonfiction literary award. The prize was launched in 1999…

10 words you didn’t know came from Arabic

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Arabic is a beautiful language and considered one of the most ancient and diverse. Spoken by around 400 million people, it is one of the most used languages in the…

Picture books can help children deal with gun violence

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Gun violence affects millions of people around the world, especially in countries like the USA where guns are part of the culture and many are owned by civilians. Since 1982…

New Releases

Juno Dawson Signs Multi-Book Deal for 2020

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British author and journalist, Juno Dawson is known for her young adult fiction and non-fiction books, including; This Book is Gay, The Gender Games, Margot & Me, Clean and Meat…

10 Millennial Memoirs Written by Women

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Memoirs from millennial women are a popular literary form this year, with real-life guides for confused or exhausted young adults. Millennials are the generation that has been blamed by older…

Children’s book about food banks is a sad reflection of UK society

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Food banks were a rare thing once upon a time but unfortunately the use has increased by 73% in the past 5 years. Families whose budget does not stretch far…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World: Politics, Power, and Protest

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All readers know that stories have the power to change us and shape who we are, and this month the BBC has collated a list of 100 novels that shaped…

BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World: Life, Death, and Other Worlds

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All readers know that stories have the power to change us and shape who we are, and this month the BBC has collated a list of 100 novels that shaped…

BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World: Adventure

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All readers know that stories have the power to change us and shape who we are, and this month the BBC has collated a list of 100 novels that shaped…

Inspired by Literature

Comedy Group Trolls Trump Jr. Book Title with fake book cover

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Donald Trump Jr.’s new book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” have been given a comedy make over. Comedy group TGL (The Good Liars)…

Harry Potter’s Childhood Home Available on Airbnb

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Harry Potter's childhood home, as featured in one of the movies, is available to rent form Airbnb. The De Vere House is situated in the English village of Lavenham and…

‘The Snowman’ 50p Coin Revealed by The Royal Mint

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The holiday season is well on its way and, in the U.K., The Royal Mint has officially unveiled a new design for the 50p coin this Christmas, and it features…

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Quiz! Timeline (10) 2010 – 2019

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This is the 10th and final quiz in this series which began in 1830. This final quiz is slightly different as there are 2 questions per year for this decade.…

Quiz! Timeline (9) 1990 – 2009

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This series of quizzes began in 1830. There is a literary question for every year between 1830 and 2019. Each quiz covers two decades. Happy time travelling!   (more…)
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