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Words of the Week #5

Carrie Fisher's The Princess Diarist is a memoir about the filming of Star Wars. But it's her thoughts on writing that have struck a chord with me this week.

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Book Cover Appreciation

Today on the blog, I'm showing my appreciation of some stunning book covers. Read on to find out which books have caught my attention recently.

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Hay Festival 2018 – Tales of Wonder

A summary of the marvellous 'Tales of Wonder' discussion at Hay Festival 2018. Thought-provoking explorations of the socio-political impact fairy tales can create, and the way they adapt through time and place, were among the many themes covered.

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Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

Who's excited for the announcement of the Women's Prize for Fiction winner this evening? The build-up to this event has been so great - I've loved hearing everyone's thoughts on the shortlist, as well as the readings and interviews from the authors themselves. It's such a fantastic celebration of reading and writing. I've only read… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018

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Book clubs

Is anyone here part of a local or online book club? I’ve recently joined a local one with some friends and, honestly, I love it. We have met twice so far, once a month, and it’s been such an enjoyable social experience, as well as a great opportunity to talk about books. We’ve gathered at… Continue reading Book clubs

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Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier

Born on this day, 1907: Daphne du Maurier. "But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands." Talk about a writer after a reader's heart! It's probably clear by now that du Maurier is my favourite author. There's so much I'm enthralled by in her… Continue reading Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier