Word of the Day – Chickabiddy

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Chickabiddy (noun) chik-a-bid-ee An affectionate form of address for a small child or a loved one. Late 18th century from chick + -a-(for ease of pronunciation) + biddy. (more…)

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Teaching Memoir Wins the 2020 Orwell Prize

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Kate Clanchy, writer and poem who has been a teacher for 30 years has beaten several shortlisted titled to win the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Some Kids I Taught…

Derek Owusu Wins Desmond Elliot Book Prize for ‘That Reminds Me’

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That Reminds Me by author Derek Owusu has won the prestigious Desmond Elliott Prize, which is awarded annually to the best debut novel in the UK and Ireland. The book…

Pullman’s His Dark Materials novella coming in October

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A never before read His Dark Materials tale about Lyra as a teenager will be released in the autumn. The novella, written by Philip Pullman more than ten years ago…

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Pullman’s His Dark Materials novella coming in October

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A never before read His Dark Materials tale about Lyra as a teenager will be released in the autumn. The novella, written by Philip Pullman more than ten years ago…

Melania Trump’s Former First Aide to Publish Tell-All Book

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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, former friend and first aide to First Lady Melania Trump, has written a tell-all book about her 15-year long relationship with the Trumps, her time working in…

Final Terry Pratchett stories are arriving in September

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The very last stories from Terry Pratchett will be coming soon! The final collection of stories from the late author, written while Pratchett was a young reporter in the 1960s-70s,…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2001

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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 starting to get close to what will be the…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – July 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…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 2000

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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 today we have reached a significant milestone! This blog series…

Inspired by Literature

Latest viral meme sees Harry Potter cast swap genders

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The Harry Potter cast has had a gender-bending make over! The latest viral meme to sweep the internet sees people use a photo editing app to change their gender and…

Socially Distanced Fairytales

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Fairytales have been adapted and reimagined so much through the years that it seems it has all been done. Until now! Comedian Bec Hill played a literary Twitter game with…

Experience Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as you never have before

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Frankenstein has been adapted into a game experience perfect for a bit of escapism. The Wanderer is brought to you by La Belle Games, and has each user playing from the…

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Quiz! Place, Prop, Person – July

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A new monthly series for 2020. There are 3 clues – Place, Prop and Person – for each of the July born author’s works. Just guess the right work.  …

Quiz – Bev’s Lockdown Books

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Apart from all my cupboards being stunningly clean and tidy, lockdown has meant plenty of reading time. This quiz is about some of the books that have seen me through…
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