The exhibition is a unique collection of artefacts which portray his amazing life and career, from his first novel The Carpet People which was published in 1971 to his later novels including the Discworld series. Artwork from the Discworld novels including over 40 original illustrations by Paul Kidby adorn the walls and will make any Discworld fan nostalgic for the books.
It can be worrying for any online shopper to purchase something without recommendation, and many of us look to reviews to help determine whether the purchase worth our money.
Sometimes it is not obvious at first glance that a review is fake, and bought or planted by promoters of the product. Floship have provided a useful guide to spotting fakery in reviews, particularly Amazon reviews, besides the usual ‘Verified Reviewer’ clue.
Follow the link below to see the full article and save yourself a lot of bother with fake reviews online!
Latent sexism in Literature.
Why are male authors considered more credible than females?
Many swords were shattered to pieces in fights between opponents and supporters of an almost conspiratological theory of latent sexism in literature. Credible or not, it cannot be either proven or denied by many critics and literary expert observers for decades. Read More
It has been since noted that the first documented sighting of the Smiley and Frowny emoticons that we know and love (?) today was in 1982.
In Honour of World Suicide Prevention Day
On September 10th every year it is World Suicide Prevention Day so we have put together a list of books that address issues of depression and grief, and others that can be uplifting and bring hope to the reader. World Suicide Prevention Day is a means to reach out to those who may be suffering and see no way out of their pain than to take their own life. #ITSOKAYTOTALK is the message The Samaritans want to put out there: the more people who offer an ear to those in need, the less desperate those contemplating suicide may feel. Of course depression and suicide are complicated and dark issues to address but the aim of World Suicide Prevention Day is to help shine a light on a need for more compassion, more reaching out to those in need, and a message of hope. Read More
A Guest Blog by Philip Meers
It is a sunny day as I write these words. The conservatory doors are open. The wind in the nearby trees sounds like waves on a shingle beach, a sound effect made more real by the occasional gull crying as it swoops over my house, which is as far from the sea as you can get.
I am retired. A free spirit. What better day to go out than this? Sunshine, blue sky, pleasantly warm. Yet here I am, sitting at home. What has kept me in? Well, I suppose that I could say I needed to do some laundry. It’s out there now drying beautifully. I could have put it out to dry and then taken myself off and enjoyed the lovely weather. No, the laundry is not an excuse. Read More