Exploring Independent Bookshops in London | Travel

So the other day, I was scrolling through Twitter and this thread in particular popped up. It details how this person ending up finding the archive of Paud Hegarty who managed the renowned bookshop Gay's the Word in the 80s and 90s. (Definitely go and check out that thread, it was fascinating and encompasses a …

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Nanowrimo: I should be writing a novel right now

For those of you who don't know, Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is a month long challenge with the aim to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. (I know, why do I do this to myself) So week 3  has hit, and I’m behind on my word count …

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Inclusivity in a Whitewashed World | Leaky Lit Panel

I recently attended Leakycon in Dublin, which for those who don't know, is a Harry Potter convention and a bloody darn good one at that. Part of that, the Leakylit track, hosts a variety of panels where authors and readers alike can discuss issues such as how Harry Potter influenced literature to how privilege and …

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Romance Is Literature Too: Who’s That Girl by Mhairi McFarlane | Book Review

‘You know, I could get offended,’ Elliot said. ‘I thought you’d want to share yourself around!’ Edie said. ‘What am I, fucking hummus?!’ I’ve recently graduated from UoR, where I studied English literature and Language. Whilst there, I definitely got a certain vibe from particular lecturers,  that some books just weren’t good enough to be …

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