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World Book Night 2011-2018

Did you know that World Book Night has been running since 2011? If this year’s title doesn’t take your fancy, why not check out a book from last year’s celebration or beyond? The staff at World Book Night work alongside publishers to select titles that appeal to people who don’t usually read. Each list is comprised… Continue reading World Book Night 2011-2018

Book Reviews · Events

IWD 2018 Review: The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard

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

Books · Events · Norwich · UEA

UEA Literary Festival Spring 2018

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

Author Profiles · Books

Author Profile: Ursula K Le Guin

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

Books · Graphic Novel

Book to Screen 2018: The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba

Late last year Netflix announced a new series: The Umbrella Academy, based on the comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba. The first casting announcement revealed that Ellen Page, who played Shadowcat in X-Men: Days of Future Past, has taken on the role of Vanya, the series’ first antagonist. In this post, we’ll look at… Continue reading Book to Screen 2018: The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba