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Word of the Day – Feckless

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Feckless (adj) fek-les Lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible. Late 16th century from Scots and northern English dialect feck (from effeck, variant of effect)+ -less. (more…)

Literary News

Amazon Prime Land the Rights to Jack Reacher Television Series

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Last Autumn we brought you the news that a Jack Reacher television series was in the works. We’ve already seen the character brought to the big screen, but rather unsuccessfully…

Artificial intelligence could translate ancient texts

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Great news, Reading Addicts, your 'to be read' pile is set to become enormous as ancient languages could soon be translated. AI (artificial intelligence) mimics human cognitive functions, one aspect…

Dickens Museum buy portrait that was lost for 133 Years

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A palm-sized portrait of Charles Dickens was discovered at a house clearance in South Africa and has since been purchased by the Charles Dickens Museum. The portrait of a youthful-looking…

New Releases

David Bowie’s Life To Be Celebrated In Graphic Novel

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When David Bowie died on the 10th January 2016, I like many many people around the world felt a great sadness. For days and even weeks, I felt a sense…

Judith Kerr’s Final Book Hits the Shelves

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In May of this year we brought you the sad news that author Judith Kerr had died, aged 95. Kerr was a prolific author who never retired, and while she…

The ABCs of Metallica- A Rhyming History!

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Metallica, a Grammy Award winning American heavy metal band, has been around since 1981 and is considered one of the four 'big bands' who provided the foundation for the thrash…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

Read Around the World: Australia to Belize

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We’re into a new blog series now where we’re going to read around the world, featuring a book from every country in the world. We’ll work alphabetically through all the…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1962

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. We’re moving along now and we're into the 1960s and almost half way through this…

5 Brilliant Books By Sir Edmund Hillary

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Sir Edmund Hillary (20th July, 1919 – 11th January, 2008) was a mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist from Auckland, New Zealand. Hillary went on many adventures but is probably best known…

Inspired by Literature

Hogwarts-themed engagement ring is hit with Potter-obsessed fiancée

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Harry Potter fans are known for their dedication and passion- and this couple is no exception! The Potter-obsessed couple too to Reddit to show off their creative engagement- complete with…

Hollowed out 16-Century ‘Book’ Reveals a Big Secret

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In 2008, a 'book' was auctioned under the name 'poison cabinet', and images soon began to circulate online which showed a hollowed out 16th century book which contains hidden compartments…

Spend a Night in a ‘Harry Potter’-Themed Room at This London Hotel

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If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and you daydream about spending a night in the Gryffindor common room at Hogwarts, then you'll want to book yourself…

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Around the World in 18 Quizzes: Number 1 – Greece

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Each quiz in this new series focuses on a specific country; the literature of it, works set in it, quotes about it or the authors that live in it. It…

Quiz – July Babies’ Quotes

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A new monthly quiz for 2019. 20 literary babies born this month and 20 literary quotes – but was the quote written by the July baby, or someone else?  …
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