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.
Some of the most inspiring females in history spring to life from the pages of these great novels.
Sometimes all it really takes is a book to completely change the world. Be it due to the book sharing ideas and concepts that were never considered, or simply acting as a unifying voice for thoughts that everyone was having, they were the spark that sets change into motion. Interestingly, it isn’t always the books […]
There are some children’s writers that have become real literary icons and have created classic books that have really stood the test of time. These books are timeless, and despite many of them having been written several years ago, they remain popular with audiences around the globe.
Many consider our ability to record information for long-term usage is one of the many reasons that our species was able to advance in the way that it has. Books provide new generations to learn from generations past, allowing information and storytelling to pass through the ages.
Sci-fi is a timeless literary genre that has given life to some of the best novels and characters in history. From classics like George Orwell’s 1894 to modern must-reads like Nicola Griffiths’ Ammonite, here are five of the best sci-fi books to read the next time you need a short break from your favorite mobile […]
If you’re anything like us, we can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than curled up on the couch, under a cosy blanket, reading a literary great. Add to that a bit of romance and you’ve got the perfect recipe! With that in mind, we’ve scoured the bookshelves of many bookworms to […]
Most books published have a shelf life, so, even if titles are reprinted several times, they will eventually go out of print. A few books, however, have achieved the coveted status of always having been in print, from the moment they were first published. Those titles are the true classics; works that have spoken to […]
There are certain works of the contemporary literature scene that, like pillars, have provided a creative structure and context that other magnificent books have built upon. They are also a great investment! Though these writers all approached their work very differently, they have all ensured that their books will give a high rate of return […]