Word of the Day – Cuartel

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Cuartel (noun) kwa-tel A military barracks in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. Mid 19th centuryː Spanish, from cuarta ‘quarter’. (more…)

Literary News

Adaptation of ‘Elizabeth is Missing’ coming soon to the BBC

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Emma Healey's award-winning debut novel Elizabeth is Missing airs on BBC1 Sunday 8th December. The new adaptation stars Glenda Jackson as a woman whose friend goes missing, prompting her to…

The New York Times Chooses Its Books of 2019

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The end of year lists are our favourite times of year, and over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you the books of the year, and as it’s 2019,…

Pandora Finally Release Their Harry Potter Collection

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In August this year, we announced that Pandora was planning to launch a collection of Harry Potter-inspired jewellery, in collaboration with Warner Bros. At the time, no release date was…

New Releases

Refugee Author Behrouz Boochani Finally Leaves Detention Center

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Earlier this year, we reported the news that Australia's richest literary prize, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, had been awarded to an Iranian-Kurdish refugee named Behrouz Boochani, who won for…

Anonymous ‘a Warning’ Author Claims Identity Will Be Revealed Before the 2020 Election

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Last year, the New York Times published a op-ed by an anonymous author who claimed to be a senior part of the Trump Administration and part of a 'resistance' group…

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…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

Read Around the World: New Zealand to Pakistan

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We’re more than half way through our blog series now, storming through the world alphabetically as we read around the world, featuring a book from every country in the world.…

The New York Times Chooses Its Books of 2019

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The end of year lists are our favourite times of year, and over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you the books of the year, and as it’s 2019,…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20: December 2019

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It's a new month and that means we've asked you what books you've loved this month to create the top 20 for December. Every month we ask members of our…

Inspired by Literature

Pandora Finally Release Their Harry Potter Collection

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In August this year, we announced that Pandora was planning to launch a collection of Harry Potter-inspired jewellery, in collaboration with Warner Bros. At the time, no release date was…

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…

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Quiz – November Babies’ Quotes

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

Quiz – Literary Months

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20 literary works with a month in the title – which answer is the right one?   (more…)
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