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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.


Author of the Month: Mark Twain

Author of the Month: Mark Twain

November 11, 2019 0 Comments

Praised as "the greatest humorist this country (the US) has ever produced", Mark Twain truly was a national treasure. Best known for his works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often being called the "Great American Novel", Twain's wit and satire remains unparalleled even today - over an entire century after his death. In celebration of our author of the month, we've written a brief history on the times and talents of Twain to show our appreciation for all this American great has left for us.
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National Day on Writing: The Most Influential Genre Authors in Literature

National Day on Writing: The Most Influential Genre Authors in Literature

October 22, 2019 0 Comments

With National Day on Writing having just taken place, a day where we can all appreciate the importance of literature and storytelling, it only feels right to celebrate some of the most influential and adored writers of our time. Every book we read today has been influenced by one great writer or another - and, without certain names in the literary world, many of the classic genres know would likely not exist in their current form. Some may not even exist at all...
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From the Dawn of Darkness: A Brief History of Horror in Literature

From the Dawn of Darkness: A Brief History of Horror in Literature

October 14, 2019 0 Comments

Horror is one of the most creative and emotionally stirring genres in fiction, with its origins dating back thousands of years, yet it is often also one of the most unfairly judged and misunderstood. Often mistakenly perceived as a mass of unpleasant tales with nothing to offer but macabre violence, horror regularly delves into the deepest and darkest depths of the human soul, touching on forbidden feelings, unsettling questions, and morbid philosophy. It is this bravery to pull back the curtain and look at the rawest subjects, subjects that other genres often dare not peak at, that makes horror (and literary horror fiction) arguably the bravest genre of all.
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