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Understanding ourselves and others through fiction: 7 Books on Mental Health and Mental Illness

Understanding ourselves and others through fiction: 7 Books on Mental Health and Mental Illness

In honour of World Mental Heath day today, we have put together a list of books which include the theme of mental health or specific mental illnesses.

October 10, 2015

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Science And Mars, a History of Literature’s Evolving View of The Red Planet

Science And Mars, a History of Literature’s Evolving View of The Red Planet

As we come to the end of World Space Week, we’re going to look at the red planet and how our understanding of Mars has affected literature and sci fi.

October 9, 2015

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World Sight Day 2015

World Sight Day 2015

Today is World Sight Day. World Sight Day is an annual awareness day to focus attention on blindness and visual impairment - and to showcase why eye health needs everyone's attention.

October 8, 2015

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National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day

Thomas Hardy observed that ideas and thoughts expressed through poetry seemed to garner more acceptance and tolerance than when said in normal prose. This is just one reason of many why poetry is so important and loved throughout the world, and as tomorrow is National Poetry Day, the Listening Books team are sharing some of their favourite poems with you to get you in the mood...

October 7, 2015

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Listening Books on Bloglovin'

Listening Books on Bloglovin'

Bloglovin' is a platform that allows users to read, organise, and discover their favourite blogs. So if you've already got an account you can add Listening Books Blog to yours, or you can set up an account and follow us so that our posts appear in your feed. Any new posts will also be included in your emails.

October 6, 2015

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Agatha Christie and the Case of the Missing Author

Agatha Christie and the Case of the Missing Author

We’re going to use today to focus on one of Christie’s greatest mysteries — what she did for 11 days in December 1926, and why.

October 5, 2015

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The August Coup: A True Tale of Soviet In-fighting

The August Coup: A True Tale of Soviet In-fighting

With Russia dominating the headlines, today’s story takes a brief look at the fall of the Soviet Union, focusing on the 1991 August Coup that saw Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev briefly arrested.

October 3, 2015

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Down With This Sort of Thing: Banned Books You Can Listen To

Down With This Sort of Thing: Banned Books You Can Listen To

Over in the US, the folks at Banned Books Week are “Celebrating the Freedom to Read”, so we’re also taking a look at some famous banned and censored books that, for many of us, seem utterly harmless.

October 2, 2015

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The Little Book That Went a Long Way

The Little Book That Went a Long Way

The Bible is thought to be the most read title of all time, but what is the second biggest book of all time? It’s believed that the runner up is in fact ‘Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung’, or, as it is better known, the ‘Little Red Book’.

October 1, 2015

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