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Inspired by Literature

H.P. Lovecraft Inspires New Anime!

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Yamatoworks presents Force of Will, a movie inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Call of Cthulhu.

In the movie a young girl has the power to give life to the stories she writes, and although little is known about the release, the people involved are well-renowned for their high quality work. Tokyo Ghoul‘s Yutuka Yamada is in charge of the soundtrack so we are in for a real tour-de-force, especially since he is working alongside director Shuhei Morita, known for the critically acclaimed ‘Possessions’ (2013). 

Check out the trailer below for a glimpse into the dramatic anime, coming soon!

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Monopoly to Release Winchester Version to Celebrate Austen Anniversary

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This year Winchester is celebrating Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death, and today it’s been announced that there is to be a Winchester Monopoly, created to mark Austen 200.

Winchester is the final resting place of novelist Jane Austen who died in the city in 1817, aged just 41, an event that will be marked this year in a series of events in the city and around the world. Read More

10 Comical Tweets About Classic Literature

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Sometimes Twitter provides the best means for procrastination and is often a rich treasure trove of hilarity. This is one of those times. So you don’t have to trawl through a bunch of boring tweets about what someone is having for their lunch just to get a giggle out of a pun further down, we have collected 10 of the funniest literary quips there.

Readers can be some of the funniest, punniest, most comical tweeters around, just take a look…

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8 Fictional Literary Destinations You Can Visit in Real Life

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We get lost among the pages of our favourite novels, happily so, and those fictional worlds become our own. However, many of us still dream of visiting the imaginary places in our favourite novels, and while we can’t walk the halls of Hogwarts, or visit Middle Earth, we can look at places that inspired our favourite books, or the filming locations of adaptations for some inspiration for a literary holiday!

Today we have ten fictional destinations that you can – kind of – visit in real life, bringing your fictional worlds to life. Read More

Plan The Perfect Beatrix Potter Party

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The world of Beatrix Potter has been around since the early 1900s, and has grown in popularity over the years that followed. Her anthropomorphised animal characters are well-loved by children all over the world, from the naughty little Peter Rabbit to the unfortunate Jemima Puddle-Duck. Potter’s continuing favour among families can be seen in the extensive range of merchandise depicting Peter and Friends, including toys, tea sets, and clothing.

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Literary Inspired Art of Jorge Mendez Blake

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Jorge Mendez Blake has created an art installation “The Castle”, inspired by literature.

By using a lone Kafka novel, El Castillo, Blake has shown the physical representation of the impact one book can make.

Franz Kafka’s book lies at the bottom of a brick wall causing a slight but increasingly noticeable change in the wall’s structure. It is one of those ideas we all think, ‘Why didn’t I think of that?!’

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The Best Harry Potter Tattoo We Have Ever Seen

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You’re always sending us your literary tattoos and I must say some of you bear some impressive ones! We love the obscure ones, but where literary tattoos are concerned there are some common themes and one of these is the Harry Potter franchise.

From quotes to the Deathly Hallows symbol the series offers literally hundreds of ideas for tattoo inspirations and we’ve seen some amazing pieces, but when I stumbled across this video on Facebook today I was left speechless. Read More

Bookshop Staff take the Bookface to a Hilarious New Level

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Many libraries and bookshops have done their own take on the Bookface, where you line up a book cover with your own face, to creative and often funny results. But the Instagram page of French independent bookshop, Librairie Mollat have taken the idea one stage further, and we think it’s brilliant!

It doesn’t take much to hold a book up to your face but these are amazingly creative, matching hair styles, skin tones, and even various other body parts to creative and often hilarious effect. Read More