Word of the Day – Meritocracy

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Meritocracy (noun) me-rit-ok-ras-ee Government or the holding of power by people selected according to merit. (more…)

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Does the New Trailer for Good Omens Contain Release Date Clues?

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So the new trailer for the television adaptation of Good Omens is here, and according to co-author Neil Gaiman, it contains clues to the release date of the show. As…

The Trailer and Release Date for American Gods Season Two is Here

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It feels like we’ve been waiting for an age for season two of American Gods. The adaptation from the Neil Gaiman novel has been fantastic and season one got things…

No, ‘killjoy gender activists’ are NOT trying to ban ‘Dear Zoo’ for sexism.

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Dear Zoo has been under the spotlight recently thanks to two right-wing news sources wrongly interpreting a blog post by Let Toys Be Toys. The Daily Mail Online and The Sun Newspaper…

GBBO’s Benjamina Ebuehi to Release a Cookbook

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In exciting news for bakers and lovers of The Great British Bake Off, another contestant has announced the imminent publication of a cookbook. The contestant in question is Benjamina Ebuehi,…

New Bill Bryson Book Exploring the Human Body Coming in the Autumn

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Fans of Bill Bryson will be thrilled to hear that later this year, Transworld is to publish a brand new book from the author. The Body: A Guide for Occupants…

Jeanette Winterson’s Frankenstein for the Modern Age – Frankissstein

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was first published in January 1818 but over 100 years later this story of a doctor creating artificial intelligence still resonates with readers. In May this year,…

Four Tips to Help You Read More

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Reading is one of the best ways to relax, de-stress and lose yourself in a world of your choosing. Whether you enjoy thrillers, romances or non-fiction, reading is something we…

The Private Lives of Authors: Theodor ‘Dr Seuss’ Geisel

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Theodor Geisel is best known as the master of zany characters and clever rhymes; the father of creations such as Fox in Socks, and The Cat in the Hat: Dr…

Authors and Writers Offer Unique Funeral Service

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Writer Dana Schwartz has come up with a unique business model- Mysterious Funeral Goer. The author of And We're Off, and memoir Choose Your Own Disaster, offered to stand at the back of a…

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Decades Missing Words Quiz 14 – 1960s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

Decades Missing Words Quiz 13 – 1950s

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This is a new series beginning in the 1830s and going forward – decade by decade – until the present day. Each famous title has a word missing, simply match…

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