American aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, was born July 24th 1897 and disappeared July 2nd 1937. Her story captured many hearts and minds, and inspired a great deal of speculation surrounding her disappearance.
On June 17th, in 1928, Amelia left Newfoundland to become the first female passenger to fly Atlantic. She was also the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928.
Even nearly a century later, she still inspires and is admired, the whole world over.
Here are 5 of the best books about her available today…
Since he has taken office, President Trump has done a pretty good job at offending the rest of the world. A while ago he banned travellers from many Muslim countries and we responded by featuring a list of books from the Muslim ban list. Read More
The latest bookshelf-altering idea is for the neutral-colour-lovers among us: some of you may remember when we posted a picture on Facebook of a bookshelf in which the books were all turned about with the spines facing the wall. Many of our Reading Addicts were unhappy with the idea- deeming the bookshelf owner (apparently someone called ‘Lauren’) to be a little superficial, and “obviously not a reader”.
“Ugwu, a boy from a poor village, works as a houseboy for a university professor. Olanna, a young woman, has abandoned her life of privilege in Lagos to live with her charismatic new lover, the professor. And Richard, a shy English writer, is in thrall to Olanna’s enigmatic twin sister. As the horrific Biafran War engulfs them, they are thrown together and pulled apart in ways they had never imagined. [It] is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race – and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.”
Elizabeth was a strong and capable woman with an excellent education, and a fair but ferocious heart. Her reign lasted from the 17th of November 1558 to the 24th of March 1603 at her death aged 69.
Much has been written about the Tudor period, and there is an intense amount of historical fiction around, so allow us to recommend our top 5 historical fiction novels about Queen Elizabeth I- for your enjoyment.
Big Think on YouTube have featured the novelist in a series of videos that capture his musings and wisdom, as a writer and a reader. Check them out below!