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Hags at Hallowe’en

Hags at Hallowe’en By Professor Carolyne Larrington As the witching hour approaches we asked folklore expert, Professor Carolyne Larrington to tell us why Hallowe’en is such a powerful time for the Hag.   Hallowe’en is […]

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Meet the author | Maya Angelou

  Dr Maya Angelou was one of the world’s most important writers and activists.   Born 4 April 1928, she lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from poverty, violence and racism, she became a […]

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Rethinking Rebecca.

*SPOILER ALERT* If you’ve not read (or watched) Rebecca we recommend revisiting this article later.   Rebecca is a book that is not only read differently by each generation, but it brings to each reader, at […]

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Fast Fashion Needs to Slow Down

What is fast fashion and how will slowing it down help the planet?   The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Netflix’s Rebecca

Did you hear? Everyone’s favourite du Maurier novel is getting a shiny new adaptation!   Director Ben Wheatley has gone back to the book for inspiration for this fresh new look at a timeless story […]

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Read an extract from The Healing

Following faith healer, Harlan Jane Eagleton, The Healing is a beautifully-written portrait of this woman’s past and how she came to her first healing.     |   I open a tin of Spirit of […]

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OurShelves with special guest Irenosen Okojie

  Do you have the courage to try again? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes chats to Irenosen Okojie, author of Butterfly Fish; Speak Gigantular, Nudibranch and contributor to the short story collection Hag, […]

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Meet the author | Sigird Nunez

Sigrid Nunez has published eight novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, The Friend which won the National Book Award 2018 and, most recently, What Are […]

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Read an Extract from Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston’s masterpiece is perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature. When sixteen-year-old Janie is caught kissing shiftless Johnny Taylor, her grandmother swiftly marries […]

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Species Extinction

What can we do to curb species extinction? The following is an extract from Your Planet Needs You! by Bernadette Vallely, Amy Charuy-Hughes and Bethan Stewart James; three women from different generations who came together to create […]

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Meet the author | Ann Petry

  Ann Petry (1908–1997), novelist and writer of short stories and books for young people, was one of America’s most distinguished authors. Ann began by studying pharmacy, and in 1934 received her Ph. G from […]

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OurShelves with special guest Liv Little

  What is the first book you saw yourself in? In this episode of OurShelves Lucy Scholes interviews Liv Little, CEO and founder of Gal-Dem, the award-winning online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives […]

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