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The Curious Case of Reception

The thing is… as I’m reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland it raises so many strange questions as to what the hell is… Ah forget it. I’d like to throw out some questions for the masses because it really got me thinking. 696 more words

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What's On My Shelf? (Part 6)

Having said goodbye to Dickens, we reach the halfway point on a tour of our shelves of classic literature.

On this shelf we have:

The Count of Monte Cristo… 540 more words


When I Met The Book Designer I Admire Most: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Shelf-appeal is most definitely a thing. We can all pretend we don’t judge books by their covers, but if we’re being real about it, we all know that’s a lie. 621 more words


Bookshop Visit and Mini Haul: Camden Lock Books

While making a whistle stop tour of London, I happened to be going through Old Street Station, which fascinatingly has exits surrounding a roundabout. When exiting I discovered a small hub of brilliant shops and pop-ups such as a delicious doughnut stall. 277 more words


The Fantastic Story of "Silas Marner" by George Eliot

Before going into a discussion about the book, I wanted to let my readers know that there are several publishing companies that print classic literary works. 624 more words

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A Happy Reader.

The Happy Reader Issue No 3.

In the Summer 2015 issue of ‘The Happy Reader’ we catch up with the actor, comedian and newly published author Aziz Ansari. 237 more words


Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Title: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley

Year written: 1818

Publisher and year: Penguin Classics, 2013

ISBN Number: 978-0-141-39339-1

It might be a bit of an odd one to review as it’s not a recent book, not that any of the ones I’ve read have really been new, but I hadn’t read it so I thought I would. 1,539 more words