Introduction to a Genre: YA Mystery

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Combining crime fiction and young adult literature, two of the bestselling genres, it’s not a surprise that you can find some form of YA...

Book Review: Paint Your Town Red // Matthew Brown and Rhian...

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Paint Your Town Red is part analysis, part brief history and part how-to guide. It deftly exposes the problems with our current modes of...

Book Review: The President Show // Costanza Casati

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In her debut novel The President Show, Costanza Casati tells the story of a dystopian world where politics and entertainment have inextricably merged. Young,...

Marcus Rashford Gets Kids Reading Again

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In addition to the efforts of Marcus Rashford to stop disadvantaged children from going hungry, he has now teamed up with publisher Macmillan and...

Book Review: Mountains and Desire // Margret Grebowicz

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As someone whose climbing experience stretches to scaling indoor climbing walls and long walks across Snowdonia and the Pennines, I can only dream of...

Introduction to a Genre: Romanticism

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Romanticism is a very strange literary genre, in that it can be defined in about a hundred different ways depending on which scholar you...

Book Review: Midnight Sun // Stephenie Meyer

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Edward Cullen steps out of the shadows in Midnight Sun… but he won’t shut up about Bella.Stephenie Meyer's new novel greets us with the...

Book Sales in UK Skyrocket Despite Pandemic

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The lockdowns of 2020 left the UK population with a lot of time on our hands, which led to many of us reverting to...

Introduction to a Genre: Feminist Literature

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Feminist LiteratureFeminist literature can be a daunting space for someone new to the genre. So, I've compiled a shortlist of a range of texts...

Book Review: Leonardo Da Vinci // Walter Isaacson

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Marvelling at the work of genius often leads one to think of them enthroned in the stratosphere. The accumulated stories, myths and legends that...

Book Review: The Repeater Book of the Occult // Tariq Goddard...

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With the global pandemic leaving many of us desperately seeking escapism, The Repeater Book of the Occult allows us to dip into worlds far...

Women’s Prize for Fiction Announces 2021 Shortlist

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The 26th Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced its shortlist for the prestigious £30,000 award. The annual award announced its six-book shortlist on April...

Book Review: Recollections of My Non-Existence // Rebecca Solnit

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As she writes, Rebecca Solnit sits at a desk gifted to her by "a woman who a man tried to murder", a friend stabbed...
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Introduction to a Genre: Nordic Noir

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Be advised: Nordic Noir is not for the faint of heart. What sets it apart from other sub-genres of crime fiction is just how...

Book Review: Catullus: Shibari Carmina // Isobel Williams

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You might think that poems written 2000 years ago would have little in common with shibari (a Japanese form of rope bondage), but Isobel...