Category Archives: Interesting Literature

The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 1

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We’ve been running this blog now for two years. When we posted our first literary blog post, on 1 December 2012, we set out to publish a short post every day, or almost every day.…

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Guest Blog: The House Where Virginia (Sometimes) Lived – 5 Anecdotes from Charleston Farmhouse

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By Georgina Parfitt Charleston Farmhouse sits in a valley of the South Downs at the end of a long dirt road, marked private, which carves and winds around ditches of old trees. The house looks…

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10 Great (and Cute) Facts about Writers and Cats

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It’s World Cat Day! The purr-fect opportunity (sorry – we couldn’t resist) to share 10 of our favourite writer-related facts about cats. Ernest Hemingway had over 30 pet cats, with names including Alley Cat, Crazy…

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10 Great Quotations from George Bernard Shaw on His Birthday

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It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him. – Preface to Pygmalion When I was a young man I observed that nine out of every ten things…

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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Life

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You ask ‘What is life?’ That is the same as asking ‘What is a carrot?’ A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. – Anton Chekhov Live all you can – it’s a…

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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Books

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The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. – Oscar Wilde Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other? –…

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On Virginia Woolf and Mrs Dalloway

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Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway was published on this day, 14 May, in 1925. In honour of this, we thought we’d offer a few little facts about this novel, and about Woolf herself. The action of the…

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

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Today is Tolkien Reading Day, an annual event launched in 2003 by the Tolkien Society. (The date of 25 March was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron in the Third Age, year 3019, in…

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From Interesting Literature: Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck

Click Five Fascinating Facts about John Steinbeck to read some fascinating facts about John Steinbeck.  Number 5 should be of special interest to my friend Jayde Ashe-Thomas of The Paperbook Collective.  She is a fan of author Thom Steinbeck, John … Continue reading

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Five Fascinating Facts about Henry James

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By Viola van de Sandt 1. He had no regrets. In a letter to fellow novelist Hugh Walpole, James wrote in 1913: ‘We must know, as much as possible, in our beautiful art . .…

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