10 Brutal but Brilliant Hunter S Thompson Quotes

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Predominantly known as a journalist Hunter S Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) is considered to be the founder of the gonzo journalism movement where reporters involve themselves in the action to such a degree that they become central figures of their stories. Read More

10 Truly Beautiful Toni Morrison Quotes

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Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 she is better to known to us as Toni Morrison American novelist, editor, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. The author of over a dozen novels, short stories, children’s fiction, no fiction books, and several plays she regularly appears in our polls and on our pages as a recommended writer.  Read More

10 George Orwell Quotes on Power and Politics

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George Orwell (25th June 1903 – 21st January 1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and social commentator. His works deal with themes of social injustice, totalitarianism and he was an outspoken supporter of democratic socialism.

Much of his work centred around politics and his influence so great he gave us the word ‘Orwellian’ to describe something totalitarian or overly authoritarian, and many of his neologisms such as Cold War, Big Brother, Room 101, Memory Hole, Thought Police and others are part of every day language today. Read More

10 John Berger Quotes To Ponder

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Booker Prize (1972) winner John Berger, born 5th November 1926 in Stoke Newington, UK, was a writer, poet, art critic and painter. His works ranged from art critique to screenplays, poetry to fiction, and he gained awards over the decades for his accomplishments. Berger died at the age of 90 on January 2017 in Paris, France, survived by his three children: film director Jacob Berger, writer and critic Katya Berger, and artist Yves Berger.

We celebrate his life and work with ten of our favourite Berger quotes, selecting some of his most thought provoking and intriguing musings.

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Ten Confessional Quotes from Sophie Kinsella

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Born on the 12th December 1969 in England Madeleine Sophie Townley is better known to we readers as the author of the Shopaholic series of novels Sophie Kinsella. With twenty-five books published and a global following of loyal readers Sophie’s first novels were released under her married name of Madeleine Wickham and were an instant hit. Wanting to see if she would be as successful if the publishers and readers didn’t know who she was Madeleine submitted her first Shopaholic novel (in 2000) anonymously under the pseudonym of Kinsella and only revealed her true identity when Can You Keep a Secret? was published in December 2005. Read More

10 C.S. Lewis Quotes from your Childhood

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Born on the 29th November C.S. Lewis was not only a novelist, he was also a poet, an academic, a medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and a Christian apologist. Christened Clive Staple Lewis he was born in Belfast, Ireland where as a boy, he was fascinated with anthropomorphic animals. He loved Beatrix Potter’s stories and often wrote and illustrated his own animal stories and he and his brother created the world of Boxen, which was inhabited and run by animals. His love of reading was nurtured by the fact his father’s home was filled with book and he once said that there he felt that finding a book to read was as easy as walking into a field and “finding a new blade of grass”. Read More