By Spring 2016, the British public should start to see new coins featuring images to represent Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter in their purses.
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?
Who are you? What have we done to each other?
tw: a few swear words ahead. Inevitably.
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.
As an English student who mostly reads poetry written by dead white men in musty libraries, the phrase ‘poetry slam’ has always been a daunting one
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.