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Dreams of Leaving and Remaining will Examine Brexit’s Tribulations

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With less than six months to go until one of the biggest splits for European politics in living memory, the British public still has far more questions than answers about Brexit. British journalist and novelist, James Meek has been taking a closer look at Brexit and what it will mean for the British public. His findings make for an interesting read in his new book called Dreams of Leaving and Remaining, which is to be published by Verso Books in March.
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The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries… According to Instagram

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We love everything bookish, and that includes libraries and bookstores too. We’ll happily spend all day trawling the Internet for beautiful libraries and bookish places.

Last week we were contacted by Wordery who have put together an infographic of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the world, all found by collating Instagram hashtags. From their information, they have created a list of the 25 most beautiful libraries in the world.

Scroll down to see the full list, and click around the infographic to get all the information within. It’s a fascinating list and will surely inspire some literary wanderlust in you! Many thanks to Wordery for sharing with us, and allowing us to share this fantastic infographic with you. Read More

10 Recommended Books Set During World War I

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It was the greatest war the world had even seen and tallied sixteen million dead. From 28th July 1914 to 11th November 1918 the world went to war in what became known as The Great War, and later World War I.

Such an event was always going to be documented over the years and a raft of World War I poetry, literature, and novels exist. Today we’re recommending some of our favourite reads set around the First World War, feel free to add your own in the comments.
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Word of the Day – Contrite

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Contrite (adj)


Feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.

Middle English: from Old French contrit, from Latin contritus, past participle of conterere ‘grind down, wear away’, from con- ‘together’ + terere ‘rub’.

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Mr B’s Emporium Crowdfunder Closes on £64,000

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Last month we announced that Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath was running a fundraiser in the hope of expanding its premises after a neighbouring shop became vacant. Lots of people have supported the fundraiser for this iconic book shop and now the Crowdfunder has closed to the tune of almost £64,000!

The Crowfunding campaign launched on 9th October with the hope of raising £45,000 to expand the shop. This amount was smashed within weeks and a new stretch target of £70,000 was set to help the shop reduced its reliance on expensive bank funding and when the campaign closed on Monday afternoon it was announced that £63,765 had been raised for the project.
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