Word of the Day – Gangle

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Gangle (verb) gan-g(e)l Move ungracefully. Early 20th century back-formation from gangling. (more…)

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50 British Sayings That Are Going Out of Fashion

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Many British phrases are going out of fashion, according to a poll. Despite being considered one of the most descriptive languages in the world, many of the old idioms are…
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Mo Willem To Release New ‘Pigeon’ Book This Year

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Mo Willems is back with a new 'Pigeon' children's book. Barnes & Noble Inc. launched an imprint, Union Square Kids, last week and one of their first book deals is with…

Noodle the Pug to Star in His Own Children’s Book: “Noodle and the No Bones Day”

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Noodle the pug will soon have his own picture book! If you haven't heard of Noodle, where have you been this past year? The elderly pug became a TikTok sensation…

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Indian Princess Suffragette Inspires Children’s Book

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An Indian princess and suffragette has inspired a new children's book. Sophia Duleep Singh,  daughter of the last Sikh ruler of the Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh, grew up in Elveden…

Jacqueline Wilson to Write New Magic Faraway Tree Book

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Jacqueline Wilson is writing a new Magic Faraway Tree adventure, the first to be published in 75 years. Hachette Children’s Group will publish this exclusive new story, the first in…

New Translation of Arabian Nights Gives Women Back Their Stories

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Female protagonists in the Arabian Nights tales are finally making a comeback thanks to Yasmine Seale's new English translation. This will be the first English translation of the tales to…

Reading Lists and Recommendations

Woman asks Reddit “AITA” for being angry at sister for destroying books

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Reddit's r/AITA is always full of drama and this latest post is no exception. Family dramas tend to be fraught with emotion, with one or more party finally cutting ties.…

FRA Choice Top 20: all of 2021

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As the year comes to an end, we've created a top of the top 20s of the year. All year, our Top 20 of the month, let's you know what…

FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – December 2021

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It's a new month,and that means it's time to see what you've all been reading as we collate the For Reading Addicts Top 20, chosen by you. As always your…

Inspired by Literature

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…

Magical Harry Potter-inspired Walking Tour Celebrates Trans Lives

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Queer-owned business, Exploratorium, has launched a new, Covid-safe walking tour which is inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter and declares “magic is for all!” It celebrates the colourful…

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QUIZ! January Babies – Missing Words

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A new series for a new year. 20 literary titles by 20 January babies, fill in the missing words. Easy! We've also just turned our best quizzes into a book…

QUIZ! On a Poet’s Birthday – If by Rudyard Kipling

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2021 was to read more poetry. A whole year of poet’s birthdays later I have certainly fulfilled that resolution. This final poem in the series…
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