Word of the Day – Mythopoeia

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Mythopoeia (adj) mith-oh-pee-a The making of a myth or myths. 1950s from Greek muthopoiia, from muthos ‘myth’ + poiein ‘make’. (more…)

Literary News

How Draco Malfoy was let down by the Harry Potter movie adaptations

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Draco Malfoy is a much maligned character in the Potterverse and more so, it could be argued, because of his portrayal in the movie franchise. Draco's upbringing moulded him into…

Stephen King slams leaders’ lack of preparedness amid coronavirus chaos

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Stephen King has slammed world leaders for their lack of preparedness amid the coronavirus chaos. As many have already pointed out, there are some similarities between some works of fiction…

Author Colin Parsons Runs A Short Story Competition

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Are your kids stuck at home, leaving you wondering how anyone ever homeschools? We may have the perfect project for them today to do as part of your homeschool English…

New Releases

Sophie ‘Ace’ Aldred reads excerpt of her new Doctor Who novel

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Sophie Aldred has written a new Doctor Who novel- and a fan snuck a video of her reading an excerpt! The actress is known to sci-fi fans as Ace from…

Author praised for portrayal of hero with Down’s Syndrome

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The author who wrote a children's novel featuring a female protagonist with Down's syndrome has been praised for its empowering representation. Joseph Elliott, from Bristol, UK, wrote The Good Hawk…

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women gets a Sequel in Novel ‘Jo & Laurie’

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Louisa May Alcott’s much-loved classic novel was back in the spotlight after the release of Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women. The film received lots of attention after the film…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – April 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…

My Love for Japanese Mysteries, and some Recommendations: A Guest Blog

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I have always loved reading novels. And amongst novels, mysteries have a special place in my heart. I began with the Famous Five and Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton…

The Bestselling Books of the Last One Hundred Years: 1997

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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

Free competition asks writers to pen real-life Dickens’ characters

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A competition is currently open to find a real-life Charles Dickens character. The Journalists' Charity, founded by Charles Dickens in 1864, has launched a competition to find real-life, modern-day characters…

‘Harry Potter at Home’ launched in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Harry Potter At Home is here to help families and teachers confined at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. WizardingWorld.com brings us Harry Potter At Home: a place for parents, teachers, and…

Over 30 of the best Black Hogwarts tweets

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Black Hogwarts was a Twitter trend of 2018 but it has never truly left our hearts. People of colour from all over the Twittersphere came to express how they would…

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Quiz – Literary Events Timeline (6) 1850-1859

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A new series beginning in 1800. Beginning in the early years of the novel – as we know and love it – each quiz covers a decade of literary events…

Quiz – Literary Events Timeline (5) 1840-1849

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A new series beginning in 1800. Beginning in the early years of the novel – as we know and love it – each quiz covers a decade of literary events…
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