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Great Authors You've Never Heard Of
 

Lost Classics: Novelist Elizabeth Taylor

No, not that Elizabeth Taylor – she of the ostentatious makeup and jewelry; that many-times-married friend of Michael Jackson. Perhaps you haven’t even heard of English novelist Elizabeth Taylor? Born in my current hometown of ...
 
Book Lists
 

10 August Books Worth Anticipating

Through websites like Goodreads, NetGalley and Edelweiss, I get a bit of a sneak peek at some of the biggest titles set for release in upcoming months. Here are ten of the books being published this August that I’m most looking...
 
 
What Should I Read Next
 

Review: The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter

Miranda “M.J.” Carter worked in publishing and journalism before publishing her first book, a biography of Anthony Blunt (the British art historian and Soviet spy), in 2001. It won the Royal Society of Literature Award and the ...

 
Q&A
 

Bookkaholic Q&A: Favorite Literary Character

Bookkaholic Q&A is a weekly feature where we all share our answers to a bookish question. Think of it as a conversation over coffee with friends! “Who is your favorite literary character and why?” Lauren Lately ...
 
Book Lists
 

A Bibliophile’s Miscellany: Perfect Winter Reads

It’s cold. If you’re lucky, there’s snow on the ground. (If you’re unlucky, or in Britain, it’ll just be a frigid rain instead.) In any case, there’s no denying that it’s really winter now, and Christmas is coming soon. It’s ti...

 
Literary Travels
 

The Dickens Bicentennial: A Photo Retrospective

2012 was a great year to be a Charles Dickens lover in the UK. It was the Dickens bicentennial – 200 years since his birth in the southern coastal town of Portsmouth, on February 7, 1812. For England’s favorite writer (or shoul...
 
View from the UK
 

What Would Dickens Do?

Charles Dickens Imagining, for the sake of argument, that he were still alive, what would Dickens write today? I’ve come across many critics and literary historians who think that he would be taking full advantage of modern tec...
 
Literary Prizes
 

The Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013

What’s more exciting than the Oscars, the Olympics, and the American Idol finale put together? If you’re a literature lover in the UK, the answer is the annual Booker Prize race. Since 1968 the Booker has been awarded to the be...

 
New Reads
 

What’s in a Name? Judging Books by their Titles

You’ve heard that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but what about judging books by their titles? Despite the perennial admonitions from good-natured and tolerant book-lovers, I daresay we all do it all the time: take on...
 
Book Lists
 

A Bibliophile’s Miscellany: The Lost Art of Letter Writing

When’s the last time you put pen to paper and wrote a letter? Not an e-mail, not a quickly jotted memo, but an actual hand-written letter, with the date at the top, a more or less formal term of address (you can never go wrong ...