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Most encouraging quotes from literature.
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Don’t let them grind you down with these encouraging quotes

From Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith to Roald Dahl, take heart from these inspiring quotes.

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5 ways the new 'Emma' film relates to modern dating

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2020 is the year of debut novels, so get your pre-orders in now

A new decade calls for new voices. Thankfully, there’s plenty of fresh talent to stock your shelves with.

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Top 50 quotes on change from literature

All the inspiration you need for life's biggest moments of change

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Francesca Brown
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Why Jane Austen is as relevant and beloved as ever

2020 will see feminist novels, a film, a TV series and a play all inspired by her work.

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The greatest ever Winnie the Pooh quotes for all moments in life

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

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The 10 books people start but rarely finish, for bookworms in need of a challenge

Does your literary stamina stand the test of these unread titles?

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Anna Brech
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Inspirational quotes from literature
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30 of literature’s most inspirational quotes about strength

In need of some support and inspiration? Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Harper Lee and more have encouraging words for you.

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Francesca Brown
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The 100 most powerful and poignant closing lines from literature

These unforgettable payoffs will make you want to read the whole book.

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Abi Jackson
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The 50 most romantic quotes from literature
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Top 50 romantic quotes from literature

The greatest expressions of love ever written

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Which feminist literary heroine are you?

Are you a Matilda Wormwood, a Hermione Granger, or someone else completely? Take our quiz to find out.

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Kayleigh Dray
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These 15 books taught us to have courage and be kind

After a divisive general election, curl up with a read that instills hope and restores faith.

Farewell poetry for the recently bereaved
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Farewell poetry and readings to remember loved ones by

25 beautiful and meaningful pieces of poetry and prose to help you say goodbye

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Kayleigh Dray
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Great female writers are nothing new – what’s new is recognition

Nobel committee chair Anders Olsson is wrong to say that we only "now" have great female writers.

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Emily Reynolds
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10 beautiful literary quotes to get you excited about autumn

Get yourself excited about autumn with these literary quotes.

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Hannah Connolly
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Author Roald Dahl with wife Patricia Neal and children Lucy and Orphelia. 31st January 1968. Y1057. (Photo by Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
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How Roald Dahl’s grief paved the way for his brave female protagonists

When Roald Dahl lost his beloved daughter, the tone of his writing noticeably shifted.

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Donald Sturrock
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Roald Dahl fans, we’ve been pronouncing his name wrong all this time

Dahl continues to surprise us, even now...

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Kayleigh Dray
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The 2019 Booker Prize shortlist has been announced and over half the nominees are women

Margaret Atwood and Elif Shafak are among the shortlisted authors.

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Megan Murray
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London’s most-borrowed library books have been revealed – and they’re seriously feminist

Female authors are taking the capital by storm.

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5 reasons why the heroine of 'Transcription' is super-relatable

Prepare to fall in love with her

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