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Romanian Summer Diary 2

17 July 2007--‘Fresh knickers!’ was the unilateral shout heard last night in Grill 66 as exultant girls flung aside their…

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Literature

Famous Poems as Limericks

Boing Boing, the self-styled "directory of wonderful things" posted a link yesterday to a collection of limericks based on famous…

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International

Romanian Summer Diary 1

Sunday 15th July – one whole hot afternoon and several minutes neatly taken down by my friends before the start…

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Literature

Recommended Reads: Poppy Shakespeare

I have just finished reading Poppy Shakespeare by Clare Allen. Set in a North London day hospital, Allen draws on…

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Calderstones

Get Into Reading Gets Into TV

Get Into Reading's Ridgeway Library group will be appearing on BBC 4 tonight in a brand new literary show. The…

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Literature

Issue 26 of The Reader magazine out now

Issue 26 highlights include: • New poetry by Connie Bensley, Angela Leighton, Howard Wright, Mark Leech, Mike Hoy, Nicola Daly…

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Literature

First Annual Troubadour Poetry Prize

Angela Macmillan has drawn my attention to the first annual Troubadour Poetry Prize, judged by Helen Dunmore and David Constantine.…

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Literature

Harry Potter and the Double-Edged Sword

The release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21st concludes one of the best-selling and most controversial…

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Literature

The Rushdie Knighthood

Over at the Kenyon Review blog Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky has written a provocative post reflecting on the implications of Salman Rushdie's…

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Literature

The Patron Saint of Bloggers

It was probably inevitable that Samuel Pepys, the most famous diarist in history, should have a blog dedicated to him.…

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Calderstones

Armistead Maupin in Liverpool on July 4, 2007

On Independence Day 2007, Armistead Maupin, one of America’s greatest living gay writers will be appearing at a special event…

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Literature

Philip Pullman–Favourite Children’s Novelist

To mark the 70th award of the Carnegie Medal, the annual award for children's writers, Philip Pullman has been voted…

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