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How An Audiobook Charity Changed My Life

How An Audiobook Charity Changed My Life

Audiobooks have a powerful impact for people less able to read or hold a book. Here, Listening Books member Margaret* tells us how they have changed her life.

April 9, 2018

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#ThanksforTyping: the women behind famous male writers

#ThanksforTyping: the women behind famous male writers

It started when an American academic noticed how frequently the acknowledgements sections of weighty academic tomes featured a male author thanking his nameless wife for typing. 

May 2, 2017

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Seven of the best literary bears

Seven of the best literary bears

It's Hug a Bear Day! If you've read the blog before, you might have caught that I'm a huge Winnie-the-Pooh fan. Well, I'll confess to you now, that whilst Winnie-the-Pooh might be my favourite literary bear, I love a lot of bears. By which I mean fictional bears, and cuddly bears, and fictional bears that you'd really like to cuddle.

November 7, 2016

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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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Author Interview: Bill Bryson on family, writing inspiration, and his changing perspective on the United Kingdom

Author Interview: Bill Bryson on family, writing inspiration, and his changing perspective on the United Kingdom

Bill Bryson has written over twenty non-fiction books covering topics as diverse as history, travel, science and Shakespeare. Holly Newson spoke to Bill about family, the inspiration behind his writing, and his changing perspective on the United Kingdom.

July 5, 2016

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Your guide to trips and gifts for book lovers (or yourself!)

Your guide to trips and gifts for book lovers (or yourself!)

Tis' the season to be jolly, those *Christmassy* vibes are in the air, and we've got your gifting inspiration for book lovers covered. (And perhaps some ideas of things to add to your own Christmas list!)

December 7, 2015

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