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published on 2018-07-09
It’s England’s all important semi-final against Croatia tonight, and whether the team win or lose, here are some books about football to get you in the World Cup mood.
published on 2018-06-05
It's summertime, and all around flowers are bursting into bloom. At a time when foliage seems to be taking over, (including those all too bountiful weeds) we take a look at a different kind of 'folio' or leaf - those to be found in books.
published on 2018-05-24
It was the Hay Festival last week, at the original book town, Hay-on-Wye. Even though the festival is finished, it’s still a lovely place for bookworms to visit at any time of the year. But if you’d like to take a bookshop tour of the world, there are book towns all over the globe.
published on 2018-05-14
This Saturday sees the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – and to celebrate we’ve gathered together some quotations from the literary world about the institution of marriage.
published on 2018-04-10
It’s a dream that a lot of aspiring writers hold dear – the time when they can give up the day job and concentrate on their literary career. Many writers had interesting jobs before they had success with their books – providing inspiration for some of their work. But some continued working another job, at the same time as writing – most famously T.S Eliot, who continued working as a bank clerk, proving that you don’t have to give up the day job!
published on 2018-03-27
So, it’s the beginning of the Summer term, if not quite feeling summery as yet – or even particularly Spring like. Still, whether you’re writing outdoors on a sunlounger or indoors wearing three jumpers, we’ve collected together competitions with deadlines to take you up to midsummer.
published on 2018-03-19
Writing a book and building a house are very different endeavours. Find out what the two things have in common in our guide to constructing your novel.
published on 2018-02-22
Are you the kind of parent that remembers that it’s World Book Day only as your children are stepping out of the door in their school uniform? The boy next door is dressed as The Cat in the Hat and his sister is Pippi Longstocking in a ginger wig – and you suddenly have a vague recollection of a scrunched up letter from school about fancy dress. Well World Book Day is on 1 March- you have been warned! We’ve got some quick solutions for last minute costumes.