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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!