Word of the Day – Agathism

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Agathism (noun) ag-ath-iz-m The doctrine that all things ultimately tend towards good, although the means by which this comes about may be evil, unpleasant, unfortunate, etc. Mid 19th century; earliest…

Literary News

Larry Kramer, Playwright, Author and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84

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Larry Kramer was an American playwright, author, film producer, AIDS activist and LGBT rights activist, born June 1935 in Connecticut. In 1953, Kramer enrolled at Yale University where he had…

Shop owner surprised with heartfelt book from community

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A selfless shop owner has been surprised with a book hand made by his community after he was isolated from his family because of the coronavirus lockdown. Loughborough shop owner,…

Author Michael Rosen Spends 47 Days in Intensive Care

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The last few weeks have been a worrying time for many, and for those who have got sick during the Covid19 pandemic it’s been a particular worry. Several weeks ago…

New Releases

Caitlin Moran to Publish How to Be a Woman Follow Up – More Than a Woman

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In an email exclusive to her “Mailing List Tribe”, journalist, author and broadcaster, Caitlin Moran revealed the exciting news of her new, upcoming book. This latest book from the bestselling…

Scholastic UK Confirms Third Children’s Book From Comedian Dara Ó Briain

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Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain may be best known for giving us all a good laugh, but did you know he actually has a pretty impressive academic background, having studied…

Penguin to Publish Two Memoirs by Captain Tom Moore

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The COVID-19 epidemic has brought the world to a standstill, and in recent months the media has been full of grim news about death tolls, unemployment, isolation and hospital shortages.…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – May 2020

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It's a new month,and that means it's time to see what you've all been reading as we collate the For Reading Addicts Top 20, chosen by you. That means we've…

Using Comfort Reads to Get Through Covid19

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During one of our regular early morning chats (I'd call it a meeting but that would be a grand term for what is actually just a moan/rant/catchup over Facebook Messenger)…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1998

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We started at 1918, bringing you the bestselling books of the last one hundred years. Today we start a new decade, as we countdown to the end of a century…

Inspired by Literature

Lawyer-turned-illustrator creates hilarious pandemic parody books

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Parodied children's books have gone viral after being given the COVID19 pandemic treatment. Stephanie Trilling is a lawyer by day and by night she is a hilarious parody illustrator, recreating…

‘Shelves for Life’ turns your bookshelves into a coffin

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One man has designed bookshelves to last a lifetime... Literally. 'Shelves for Life' are designed by William Warren to allow a piece of furniture to be with you forever. They…

20 hilarious and snarky tweets from Professor Snape

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Professor Snape certainly divides a crowd but love him or hate him his character certainly made an impact. It was so influential that someone has created a parody account on…

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Quizzes in Quarantine – Food

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A new series of nice, easy quizzes to entertain you during this strange time. Some old subjects but lots of new questions; classics, old favourites and new books. Enjoy!  …

Quizzes in Quarantine – Months

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A new series of nice, easy quizzes to entertain you during this strange time. Some old subjects but lots of new questions; classics, old favourites and new books. Enjoy!  …
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