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Timeless Relationship Advice from Jane Austen

Timeless Relationship Advice from Jane Austen

Over 200 years on since her death, Austen’s advice on love, relationships and marriage is just as pertinent, because despite never marrying herself, all of her novels have love and relationships at their core.

February 9, 2022

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Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Christopher Paolini is one of the biggest living fantasy authors, having shot to fame with Eragon and The Inheritance Cycle. We interviewed him back in 2015, when he was working on his next great epic, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. To celebrate the book's paperback release, we decided to revisit our conversation with this brilliant author.

November 4, 2021

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Books to Read After Watching Bridgerton

Books to Read After Watching Bridgerton

I binged Netflix's recent series, Bridgerton, as fast as I could. If you did the same then check out these books to read after!

January 8, 2021

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5 Reasons Listening To Audiobooks Counts as Reading

5 Reasons Listening To Audiobooks Counts as Reading

If you've ever listened to an audiobook then chances are you've had someone tell you it's 'cheating' or not 'real' reading.  Here's five reasons that's not right.

October 26, 2020

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The Best and Worst Couples in Literature

The Best and Worst Couples in Literature

It's a truth universally acknowledged that not all fictional couples are created equal. Some of them are sweeping romances that you can’t stop thinking about for weeks, while others add tension and drama to a book and are, quite frankly, just unhealthy.

March 13, 2017

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A literary weekend away

A literary weekend away

The summer holidays might be coming to an end but the sun is shining and there's no excuse to not make the most of the weekend! So for all book lovers out there, what could be better than combining some literary exploration with your time off? The Visit England website is full of great ideas including these gems...

August 24, 2016

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Junk – the book that launched the young adult novel

Junk – the book that launched the young adult novel

At the Hay Festival on June 2, Melvin Burgess received the Andersen Press Young Adult Book Prize Special Achievement Award for his novel Junk, first published 20 years ago. Since then, the young adult novel has come of age.

June 7, 2016

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Celebrating women authors: favourites from the Listening Books team

Celebrating women authors: favourites from the Listening Books team

To mark International Women's Day we're celebrating some of Listening Books' favourite women authors. We've not based it on the top sellers, or necessarily the most poignant - but on the most enjoyment and satisfaction we get when listening to or reading their books. So here's to the women we love to read!

March 7, 2016

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