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In celebration of the life of the wonderful E. M. Forster, this month we're celebrating his thought-provoking and inspiring novels. Including works that were famously ahead of their time, such as A Passage to India and Maurice, these classic and insightful novels deserve a place on any avid reader's bookshelf.


Obscure Books: Because Every Book Deserves a Little Love

Obscure Books: Because Every Book Deserves a Little Love

February 13, 2020 0 Comments

February is a strange month. Yes, there's plenty to look forward to with the likes of Valentine's Day and the end of winter... but, strangely, there's quite the lack of events worth celebrating in the world of literature. And, quite simply, that's something we can't abide. So, instead of letting the following days dampen our reading spirits, we decided to use this time to throw together a list of some obscure, lesser known books in our store that don't quite receive the attention they deserve. 
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Romantic Reads for the Month of Love

Romantic Reads for the Month of Love

February 07, 2020 0 Comments

Love is in the air. The month of romance is upon us. And, as a reader, you can still make the most of this wonderful occasion whether you have a valentine to share it with or not. Literature is often one of the richest sources of romance, be it uplifting or heartbreaking, moving or haunting. Many of the most memorable titles ever written touch upon the topic of love in one way or another, and classic literature holds no short supply of stories revolving around the most powerful human emotion. So without further delay, let's take a look at some of the most romantic, moving, or tragic tales of love this February.
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Celebrating Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Celebrating Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

February 03, 2020 0 Comments

Here at Country House Library, there are few things we enjoy more than a good story. And, with national Children's Authors and Illustrators Week just beginning, we knew that this would be our perfect opportunity to revisit some of the many tales by beloved authors that introduced so many of us to the joys of reading in the first place. From Peter Rabbit to Winnie the Pooh, keep reading if you're wanting to ignite some nostalgia with your childhood story-time favourites!
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