Word of the Day – Aspersion

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Aspersion (noun) as-pur-shun (usually aspersions) An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something. Late Middle English (denoting the sprinkling of water, especially at baptism): from Latin aspersio(n-),…

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The Winner of the 2019 Kindle Storyteller Award is Announced

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The Kindle Storyteller Award was the first literary award to promote self published authors. Now in its third year, entries for the 2019 prize launched back in March and on…

Top Ten Slang Words of 2019

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Slang spreads so much faster than it used to due to social media influencing how we communicate with each other. Overseas slang can make it to the UK faster than…

Latina Author’s Books Burned by White Students

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Students at a university in Georgia, USA, have been burning books that offend them. After hearing a lecture on white privilege from a Latina author the students were so outraged…

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Latina Author’s Books Burned by White Students

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Students at a university in Georgia, USA, have been burning books that offend them. After hearing a lecture on white privilege from a Latina author the students were so outraged…

10 Terrifying New Reads Sure to Scare Your Socks Off

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It’s that time of the year again, tumbling leaves, pumpkin lattes and a Halloween to scare you witless. That’s why today we’re taking a look back over the year just…

‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’ author returns after 16-year hiatus

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell author Susanna Clarke is publishing her second novel, sixteen years after we were introduced to the first. The new novel will be titled Piranesi.  Due for…

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The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1977

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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 1970s as today we cover the bestselling…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1976

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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 1970s as today we cover the bestselling…

10 Terrifying New Reads Sure to Scare Your Socks Off

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It’s that time of the year again, tumbling leaves, pumpkin lattes and a Halloween to scare you witless. That’s why today we’re taking a look back over the year just…

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Have a Chilling Halloween with Vampire Stories Read by David Tennant

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Halloween is just around the corner now and to ensure you get the spookiest time ever, we have some recommended audio stories read by one of our favourite voices. Today…

Shakespeare’s King Lear performed in only 1 minute

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King Lear as you have never seen it before! A comedian has edited Shakespeare's King Lear down to a manageable one minute long video. Award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King begins his…

“Poetry Pharmacy” Promises to be Literary Mental Health Dispensary

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It’s well know that literature is good for your mental health, and so when we heard about this fantastic initiative we could only nod along and agree what a great…

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Quiz! Timeline (2) 1850 – 1869

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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…)

Quiz: Timeline (1) 1830 – 1849

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This is the beginning of a series of quizzes that begins in 1830. There is a literary question for every year between 1830 and 2019. Each quiz covers two decades.…

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