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

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30 of literature’s most inspirational quotes about strength

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Top 50 romantic quotes from literature

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

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Farewell poetry and readings to remember loved ones by

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Get yourself excited about autumn with these literary quotes.

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

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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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Stylist Live 2018: bookworms, these are the literary talks and workshops for you

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