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Why We Need to Fight to Save Britain's Libraries

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Every Briton needs an escape. Some find it on nightclub floors. Others find it amongst the foliage and greenery of public parks. For recluses, the library is our escape. It's our home. It's where we feel comfortable. It is as close to a utopia as we have ever found and we will always, albeit reluctantly, fight for that utopia.

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Superman

Helena Eccles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

When I was asked at age four, what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said: "Superman". I pursued this career choice with conviction. I wore the costume everywhere, to the shops, to friends' parties and under my school uniform, conflating expectations of my physical prowess and resulting in a very sore knee and a badly bruised ego.

Novelist A.M Homes Wins The Women's Prize For Fiction 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

The winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 is A.M Homes for her novel May We Be Forgiven. The author collected her 'Bessie’ award statue an...

Sam Parker

Cultural Icon Of The Year: Cast Your Vote | Sam Parker | Posted 03.02.2013 | Home

After 430 years observing the Gregorian calendar, we've become a species of habits. At this time of year chief among them is looking back on the pr...

The Week That Was: Pause For Thought

Carla Buzasi | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

With a bite in the air that signalled the end of summer far more clearly than calendar pages being flipped, the past week has been another of celebration for Britain's sporting heroes. From 'Hurricane Hannah' bagging Team GB's first Paralympic track and field gold on Friday, thanks to a record-breaking 100m performance, to the emotionally charged appearance of 7/7 survivor Martine Wright appearing on the volleyball court on the same day, with her No7 jersey a stark reminder of what she's endured to get to this position, the first few days of the Paralympics have provided all the high drama they promised, and more.

Sam Parker

What Fiction Can Teach Us About Men And Women | Sam Parker | Posted 25.04.2012 | Home

The differences between the sexes is well-trodden ground for book publishers. Self-help sections are lined with hundreds of variations on Men Are F...

One Brit Makes 2012 Orange Prize Shortlist

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

The Orange Prize has announced its 2012 shortlist. This year sees one British author make the cut, Georgina Harding for her novel Painter of Silen...

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Vote: The Most Iconic Female Writer From History | Sam Parker | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home

To mark International Women's Day 2012, we're asking you to vote for the most iconic female writer of the past two hundred years. Naturally, we've ...

Thoughts on Fielding

David Whelan | Posted 13.03.2012 | Home
David Whelan

High profile books, like the The Art of Fielding , come around, in my opinion, far too irregularly. Whilst I do not wish upon the book world the same factory production that is haunting Hollywood, I would like to see more authors given the buzz that Harbach received.

15 New Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2012

Posted 11.01.2012 | Home

As we picked the 15 new books we're most looking forward to getting our hands on in 2012, it occurred to us that this year may well be the year of th...

Star-Studded Campaign Group Fail To Prevent Library Closures

Posted 18.02.2012 | Home

A list of high-profile campaigners including playwright Alan Bennett, authors Zadie Smith and Philip Pullman and musicians Nick Cave, Depeche Mode and...