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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