Word of the Day – Exon

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Exon (noun) ek-son (in Britain) one of four yeomen of the guard who act as commanding officers in the absence of higher authority. 1645–55; earlier exant, for French exempt (spelling…

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Birmingham Poet, Benjamin Zephaniah dies, aged 65

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The Bard of Birmingham, described as a “titan of British literature” Benjamin Zephaniah has tragically died, aged just 65 years old. The news was announced on the poet’s Instagram this…
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Top Authors Join Legal Battle Against OpenAI for Mass Copyright Infringement

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Seventeen writers in The Authors Guild have clubbed together to sue Chat GPT’s parent company, OpenAI in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The leading authors, who include names such as…

New Children’s Book Reveals the Black History of the UK

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If you’re British then chances are growing up, you had or at least your library had a book about Stonehenge and inside there would have been depictions of people dragging…

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New Children’s Book Reveals the Black History of the UK

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If you’re British then chances are growing up, you had or at least your library had a book about Stonehenge and inside there would have been depictions of people dragging…

Roald Dahl Estate Announces ‘Wonka’ Tie-in Novel

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Those of you who enjoy a good film as well as a good book may be aware that Warner Bros is currently working on a film based on Roald Dahl’s…

Billy Connolly Announces New Book ‘Rambling Man’

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For decades, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has been making the world laugh, and in doing so has become one of the most well-loved comedians to ever take up the mic.…

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Are You Willing to Unite Against Book Bans?

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The number of banned books has been increasing across the United States in the recent years, much to the horror of readers and librarians. Worryingly, the highest number of bans…

Roald Dahl Censorship Creates Grotesque Versions of Classics

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Puffin decided to bring in 'sensitivity readers' to help edit some of the descriptions in Dahl's children's books. The reason behind it is to ensure the books "can continue to…

For Reading Addicts Book of the Year 2022

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Another year is almost over as we reach the end of 2022. It's been a mixed year for literature, we've had some great new releases, but it's been an especially…

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Jurgis Bielinis and the Day of the Book Smugglers

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Today marks a celebration of an event that many of you may not have heard of, but we think this is a story that deserves to be told! In Lithuania,…

Middle Earth men reimagined as terrible ex-boyfriends

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Middle Earth men are a special bunch, and someone on Twitter certainly saw something relatable within their characters. Alex Arrelia reimagined the men of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and…

Graham Norton to Launch Book Club Podcast with Audible

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Some exciting news today as we hear that Graham Norton is launching his own book club podcast exclusively through Audible, and it’s to feature some exciting guests! The Graham Norton…

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Quiz – Literary London

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18 wonderful novels set in a wonderful city – where London often becomes as central to the plot as the human characters themselves.   We've also just turned our best…

Quiz – All About Animals

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Books abound about our furry friends. Simply match the book description with the two or four legged answer.   We've also just turned our best quizzes into a book that…
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