To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Between the Lines blogger Victoria read The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr: one of a handful of books with a female protagonist who has an Autistic Spectrum Condition. Autistic Spectrum Conditions are under-diagnosed in women- in fact, Dr Hans Asperger originally believed that there were no women on… Continue reading IWD 2018 Review: The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard
Graphic novels are some of our most popular fiction titles, so we’ve put them all in one place to make them easier to find! All our graphic novels are now shelved in the QUICK READS section by the sofas in the Information Store. We’ve also changed the way we label graphic novels to make it… Continue reading Graphic novel news
Information Store staff like a challenge! This year, Cat, Rosie and Victoria are all attempting the POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2018, a list of 50 prompts designed to help you read outside your comfort zone and perhaps discover some new favourite books along the way. Is it possible to fulfil all 50 prompts without buying any… Continue reading 2018 Reading Challenges
Women in Britain have had the vote for 100 years! To celebrate, the British Library have launched an online resource called #VotesforWomen that contains photographs, journals, newspaper articles, cartoons and letters from the suffrage campaign.
This Spring, the UEA Centre for Creative and Performing Arts will be hosting its 25th Literary Festival. You can read about past festivals here and here, then read on to learn about this year’s guest authors: Stephen Fry is probably City College’s most famous graduate. The Information Store is full of his books, including his… Continue reading UEA Literary Festival Spring 2018
Sci-fi and fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin passed away last week at the age of 88. She inspired countless authors (you can read some of the tributes written for her here) and has a huge fan following, not least because her books explore themes like feminism, gender and sexuality, race, environmentalism, and anarchism! Le… Continue reading Author Profile: Ursula K Le Guin
The Information store can be a confusing place, but our staff are always on hand to assist you. We can show you how to search for books, teach you how to reference your essays and help you find a quiet place to study. In this series of blog posts, our lovely staff members answer some bookish questions and prove that there is… Continue reading Staff Profiles