Word of the Day – Prosecutrix

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Prosecutrix (noun) pros-e-kew-triks A female plaintiff; a woman who brings a charge against someone in a court of law. Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Lives Most Remarkable Criminals.…

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Adaptation of Alice Seabold’s Memoir ‘Lucky’ Cancelled by Netflix

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Netflix has cancelled plans to adapt Alice Sebold’s memoir Lucky. The memoir concerns Seabold's rape when she was 18-years-old, but after the conviction of Anthony Broadwater was overturned recently, the…

Margaret Atwood Celebrated on Canadian Stamp

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Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale) is being celebrated on a Canadian stamp. Her contributions to Canadian literature are being honoured with a special postage stamp through Canada Post. Canada Post…

Trump’s Picture Book Released Soon

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Donald Trump has a new book being released this year. The photo book has been heralded by the twice-impeached US President as "the book of all books." This is Trump's…

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Trump’s Picture Book Released Soon

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Donald Trump has a new book being released this year. The photo book has been heralded by the twice-impeached US President as "the book of all books." This is Trump's…

First Female Bond Author Writes Trilogy From “Feminist Perspective”

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A new author of James Bond novels has promised to bring us stories told from a "feminist perspective". Author Kim Sherwood is writing a new trilogy of James Bond books…

HarperCollins Signs Up Fox News Media to 6-Book Deal

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HarperCollins is planning to publish six books authored by Fox News staff. Fox News Media announced that some of network's top anchors, hosts and personalities will be involved. “We are…

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FRA Readers’ Choice Top 20 – November 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…

Bernardine Evaristo Celebrates Black Authors for Black History Month

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Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other and winner of the 2019 Booker Prize is shining a light on Black authors for Black History Month, which in the UK has…

Banned Books: 2020’s Most Challenged Books

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The American Library Association (ALA) “condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information”, however, as many people will know from various sources of news, that doesn’t stop schools…

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! November Events

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This series of quizzes uses various events – national, international, literary or historical - that take place this month to ask relevant literary questions. The events for November are some…

QUIZ! On a Poet’s Birthday – To Autumn by John Keats

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My New Year’s Resolution for 2021 is to read more poetry. So, this new series of quizzes, will take a poem by a famous poet on their birthday and ask…
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