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Love Sea Shanties? You'll Love These Nautical Books

Love Sea Shanties? You'll Love These Nautical Books

The humble sea shanty has been having a moment on social media in 2021. We've put together a list of books featuring pirates, ships and more if you're in a nautical mood!

January 20, 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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7 Amazing Audiobooks featuring LGBT+ Characters

7 Amazing Audiobooks featuring LGBT+ Characters

February is LGBT History Month every year in the UK. In 2020, the theme is Poetry, Prose, and Plays, which celebrates the contribution that LGBT+ writers have made to writing of all kinds, from Sappho to Juno Dawson.

February 19, 2020

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Books To Read When The World Feels Awful

Books To Read When The World Feels Awful

Right now, everything feels pretty terrible. The news is just constant sound bites of terrible politicians. It's dark at 4pm (this should be illegal). And it hasn't stopped raining for two months.

November 12, 2019

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9 New Audiobooks for Autumn

9 New Audiobooks for Autumn

The nights are getting longer, and this autumn we have some excellent new additions to our library. Whether you're commuting to work or school on a chilly morning, or just hiding under the duvet for a few more hours, we've got something for you. There are audiobooks about queens, crime, Christmas, and everything in between, so you're bound to find something you love!

October 1, 2018

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Five Books About Royalty To Read Right Now

Five Books About Royalty To Read Right Now

If you've seen the news at all recently, you might be aware that there's been a lot of royal stories about! The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is less than a month away, and then the birth of Prince Louis stole the headlines.  All in all, interest in the royal family is at a high. If you're just as obsessed as we are, check out our five picks of books about royalty below.

April 30, 2018

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Darkness Visible by Sam Winston

Darkness Visible by Sam Winston

Artist Sam Winston spent a number of weeks living in his studio, drawing in complete darkness. From this experience he has created a new immersive exhibition called Darkness Visible, with the aim of everyone experiencing the creative power of darkness. In this guest blog, he tells us about how the experience affected him.

November 27, 2017

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Christopher Robin: The Boy Behind the Book

Christopher Robin: The Boy Behind the Book

The character was based on the real son of A A Milne, Christopher Robin Milne.  However, as he grew up, he started to hate his portrayal in the Winnie the Pooh books and resent his father.

August 21, 2017

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Local and Community History Month: Book recommendations

Local and Community History Month: Book recommendations

May is Local and Community History Month - a great time to find out a little more about how your village, town or city grew up into what it is today. The more you dig, the more you'll find that people, events and buildings all have fascinating pasts.

May 8, 2017

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13 Audiobooks for People Who Like A Period Drama

13 Audiobooks for People Who Like A Period Drama

Watching a great period drama is one of my favourite ways to unwind. I’ve seen almost all of them – from Shakespearean drama to Life on Mars. Whether it’s pure fiction or based on real historical events, I love escaping into another time period for a bit. The only downside is the inevitable period drama hangover: that horrible time after its finished when all I want to do is jump back into that world again. Thankfully, that’s where books come in!

January 23, 2017

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