The world has lost a lot of books over the last few thousand years. From the decline and destruction of the Library of Alexandria to the many books burnt by the Nazis, mankind has lost an incredible amount of history and information over the years. Some of those books are so important, however, that they […]
The diary of Anne Frank gave a rare glimpse into real life in during World War II. The honest and often humorous account of life hidden away in a secret annex in Nazi occupied Netherlands gives readers a chilling glimpse into the life of this young girl and her family. It’s a book that can’t […]
When you hear the name ‘Jane Austen’, what do you think of? Women in beautiful, Victorian dresses? Men in top hats? Impeccable manners and courtships? In today’s fast-paced world of the Internet of Things, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Big Data, we tend to fall into the trap of conducting our romantic relationships in an […]
Science fiction is a genre that is forever changing and evolving, always one or more steps ahead of where the world is right now. What might’ve seemed like pure fiction 100 years ago is often completely old-school and ridiculous now. That’s all down to the way that technology has grown and changed, and how it […]
There’s a strong argument to be made that books are the reason that we as a species were able to lift ourselves above the other creatures that we share the earth with. The ability to read and write is still one of the most important in the world and allows billions of people to learn […]
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is best known for his novella Le Petit Prince, translated into English as the Little Prince. However, unlike many other authors, his life was not spent behind a typewriter in his study.
No matter how the world changes and technology evolves, there are some children’s books that stay popular, and kids love having them read to them, or reading them themselves as they get a little older.
Which books have been overwhelmingly voted as being among the 100 most important works of the 2000s?
Someone famously said that it only took 341 years for Britain to come to its senses. This of course has nothing to do with royals breaking the mould, being able to access Australian betting sites online, or inland cricket policies. It only took 341 years for Britain to appoint its very first female Poet Laureate.
Despite the war of words sparked by these lighting-rod books, they’ve found a place in the literary canon since they were published.