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The 50 most moving lines in literature

Our most treasured books are a place of solace in times of need, a calm oasis when life gets rough, or a world in which we can sail away on elated spirits as our favourite authors and poets take us deep into the lives of our literary friends. 

Whether we need to laugh or cry, nothing beats curling up with a cup of tea and whiling away an afternoon swept up in a beautiful love story or a heart-breaking tragedy.

From Homer to Hemingway, grab a tissue and read on for our round-up of the most beautiful examples of the written word:



JK Rowling on the pressure of global success

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Mobile library designed to look like a book is every readers' paradise

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Grab a coffee, write a book: The UK’s most inspiring literary cafes


The best book written by a female author in the last 10 years revealed

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This Tokyo hostel is a dream for literature lovers


Female author receives eight times more offers with male pseudonym


20 fascinating facts about J.K. Rowling you probably never knew


History's most contentious reads, from Lolita to Charlotte's Web

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Female authors who nailed their biggest bestseller under the age of 30



Harry Potter fans, there's a Roald Dahl collaboration in the works

Are you ready for a magical Willy Wonka prequel?

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Oct 2016

Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a new line of fiction books

She’s channelling her inner Carrie Bradshaw…

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Oct 2016

New Ladybird books for grown-ups are all our work woes

Old pics, new problems

by Anna Pollitt
18 Oct 2016

These are the UK’s favourite pearls of Winnie-the-Pooh wisdom

He’s far more than a bear of very little brain, you know.

by Moya Crockett
14 Oct 2016

Bridget Jones's author on life, love and the importance of friendship

“No one can have it all”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
12 Oct 2016

There's now going to be a Good Sex in Fiction award

“We have laughed enough”

by Amy Swales
12 Oct 2016

Meet the winner of Stylist’s gothic short story competition

The big short

by The Stylist web team
10 Oct 2016

9 important life lessons from cult feminist Instagram poet Rupi Kaur

Happy National Poetry Day.

by Moya Crockett
06 Oct 2016

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz to star in adaptation of Disobedience

They will bring Naomi Alderman’s debut novel to life on the silver screen

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Oct 2016

Watch eerie trailer for Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events

We’re sorry to say that the trailer you’re about to watch is extremely unpleasant…

by Kayleigh Dray
05 Oct 2016