Virginia Woolf’s Orlando is a very special book for me. I was actually introduced to it by my English teacher when I was 16, who had encouraged me to read it for an essay competition run by Cambridge University. At this point, I’d never read any Woolf. And there was no way I thought I was good enough to do this essay. … More These Are a Few of my Favourite Books: Orlando – Virginia Woolf
2015 has been a busy year, indeed.
With the refugee crisis dominating headlines and dividing political parties, what role does fiction have – if any – in changing attitudes? Do writers even have the right to create fictionalised versions of refugee stories? … More Can fiction play a part in the refugee crisis?
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I’ve got a bit of a confession to make…before I started reading Robinson Crusoe, I may or may not have thought that that was the book that inspired the Tom Hanks film, Castaway. Oh, how wrong I was.
It’s the 25th December and you’re basking in the after-lunch glow of calorific deliciousness, having already settled into a comfy position on the sofa – it can only mean one thing…Christmas films! But did you know that some of our Christmas classics were originally books?
…and now you can! Here’s a link to a fantastic website where you can download PDFs of pretty much any classic you can think of…1984? Check. The Iliad? Check. Anna Karenina? Crime and Punishment? The Great Gatsby? Check, check, check, plus over 80 more. Just go to: http://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks.asp/ They don’t call me the ‘Broke’ Bookworm for … More Alert: free books. This is not a drill.
“I’ll tell you…what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.” – Miss Havisham Contrary to what the title of this post might suggest, this won’t be some sort of Dickens/Black Eyed Peas mash-up, … More ‘Great Expectations’ – Where is the love?
Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Whether its a Facebook status or a bumper sticker, everyone loves a great quote. However, some of the most famous quotes in history, from Gandhi to Mark Twain, aren’t what you think they are. Gandhi didn’t tell you to “be the change” and Twain didn’t only believe in “death and…