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Celebrating Father's Day: The Impact of Father Figures in Literature

Celebrating Father's Day: The Impact of Father Figures in Literature

As we celebrate Father's Day, we want to take a moment to acknowledge not just our own fathers, but also those father figures who have shaped us through their stories in literature. The influence of these characters is profound, shaping our perceptions of fatherhood and offering depth and complexity to the role of a father.
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Summer Reading Guide: Books to Enjoy Under the Sun

Summer Reading Guide: Books to Enjoy Under the Sun

Summer is a season that invites relaxation and self-indulgence. There's nothing quite like the joy of lounging by the pool with a captivating novel, enjoying a picnic in the park with a page-turner, or simply relaxing at home with the air conditioner on full blast and a great book. Books serve as the perfect companion, transporting us to different worlds, introducing us to new ideas, and immersing us in riveting stories.
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The Thing About Austen Takeover: All About the Famous Peacock Edition of Pride and Prejudice

The Thing About Austen Takeover: All About the Famous Peacock Edition of Pride and Prejudice

To celebrate our upcoming collaboration with the The Thing About Austen podcast, we have invited them to take over our blog and celebrate the beautiful peacock edition of Pride and Prejudice. 

If you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, and especially if you are someone who likes to collect pretty editions of your favourite books, you are probably familiar with the famous ‘Peacock Edition’. This edition features what is arguably the most famous Pride and Prejudice cover and is one of the most coveted editions among collectors.

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Behind the Stories: Arthur Conan Doyle's Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

Behind the Stories: Arthur Conan Doyle's Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

When it comes to detective fiction, one name stands out above all others: Sherlock Holmes. The iconic detective, with his deerstalker hat, pipe, and unwavering logic, has become a symbol of deductive reasoning and astute observation. But who was the man behind these stories? What inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to create such a captivating character?
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Exploring the Gothic Elements in Daphne du Maurier's Novels

Exploring the Gothic Elements in Daphne du Maurier's Novels

Daphne du Maurier, a master of suspense and intricate storytelling, frequently incorporated Gothic elements into her novels. These elements not only set the tone and atmosphere but also played a crucial role in the development of the narratives.
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Motherhood in Ink: An Analysis of Mothers in Classic Literature

Motherhood in Ink: An Analysis of Mothers in Classic Literature

Motherhood, a universally resonant theme, has been a recurring focus in many classic literature pieces. Authors have portrayed mothers in myriad ways - as nurturing figures, powerful matriarchs, or even as complicated, flawed individuals. This blogpost delves into the varied portrayals of mothers in timeless literary works, enriched by captivating excerpts from these classics.
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Uncovering Daphne de Maurier: The Woman Behind the Books.

Uncovering Daphne de Maurier: The Woman Behind the Books.

Often hailed as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, Daphne du Maurier was a woman of immense depth and complexity. Her novels, which often explored themes of love, identity, and the gothic, have left a lasting impact on literature. Yet, the woman behind these influential works remains somewhat enigmatic.
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The Roaring Twenties: The Historical Context of The Great Gatsby

The Roaring Twenties: The Historical Context of The Great Gatsby

The 1920s, often referred to as the "Roaring Twenties," was a decade of significant cultural and social change. The era, characterized by economic prosperity, social liberation, and technological advancements, greatly influenced the arts and literature of the time. Among the many works that emerged from this period, F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" stands out as an iconic representation of the age.
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5 Bookish Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

5 Bookish Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the special woman in your life. If your mom is a book lover, we've got you covered. Below, we have compiled a list of bookish gift ideas that she will absolutely love.
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160+ Years of Les Misérables: How the Story Has Captured Hearts for Generations

160+ Years of Les Misérables: How the Story Has Captured Hearts for Generations

In 1862, Victor Hugo introduced the world to Les Misérables, a literary masterpiece that would go on to captivate the hearts of readers for over 160 years. The novel's exploration of societal issues, human resilience, and redemption, continues to resonate with audiences worldwide, transcending boundaries of time and culture.
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The World of Virginia Woolf: A Tour of Woolf's London

The World of Virginia Woolf: A Tour of Woolf's London

Virginia Woolf, an iconic figure of 20th-century literature, was deeply influenced by the city she called home for much of her life. London, with its bustling streets and historic landmarks, features prominently in Woolf's writings and indeed shaped her as a writer. Join us as we embark on a virtual tour of locations in London associated with Virginia Woolf.
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8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Louisa May Alcott

8 Things You Might Not Have Known About Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, renowned author of "Little Women," is a captivating figure in American literature. From her early life in Germantown, Pennsylvania, to her various roles as a teacher, seamstress, governess, and Civil War nurse, Alcott's experiences significantly influenced her writings. Her commitment to societal reform and her personal choices, such as her decision not to marry, mark her as a deeply independent and driven woman. Her profound contributions to literature and society continue to inspire readers globally.
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