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Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley

Rebellious Writers: The Two Mary's

Discover the rebellious stories of 'Frankenstein' author Mary Shelley and her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft.

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10 Brilliant Books by Dundonian Writers

Guest author Robin Crawford takes us through 10 great books by Dundonian writers.

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Teen Book of the Month: Firebird

September's Book of the Month is Firebird, Elizabeth Wein's latest novella set in Russia during WW2. We have five copies to give away!

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Muriel Spark: Child Writer, Childhood Writer, Children’s Writer

Willy Maley explores Muriel Spark’s childhood fascination with writing, her imaginative depictions of childhood, and her little-known work as a children’s writer with three enchanting stories to her name.

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Dr Spark, I presume? The return of Muriel Spark’s forgotten drama

Willy Maley on the forgotten Muriel Spark play currently experiencing a revival at Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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Six Unconventional Sets of Sisters From Books

To celebrate World Sister Day, we've compiled six sets of unconventional sisters from books.

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A Secret Diary of the First World War

Children's Book of the Month: A Secret Diary of the First World War

August's Book of the Month is a non-fiction treat, A Secret Diary of the First World War by Gill Arbuthnott. We have five copies to give away!

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James Baldwin

Rebellious Writers: James Baldwin

We take a look at the life and work of James Baldwin, a writer who laid bare racial inequality in 20th century America.

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J M Barrie

4 Book Lovers who Left Charitable Gifts in Their Wills

The generous legacies of four famous book lovers have echoed down the decades. Learn more about what they did, and how you, too, can help future generations discover a love of books.

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6 Great Scottish Days Out for Book-Loving Families

Need some ways to fill the school holidays? Take the kids on some book-related outings they'll love!

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