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Between the Covers: 8 Fun Facts About Treasure Island

For International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we take a look at one of the most famous pirate adventures of all time.

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5 Authors Who Did Time

William Burroughs, one of the leading voices of the Beat Generation, drew attention to previously unheard American subcultures in his writing. However, the writer often found himself in trouble with the law, most notably when he accidentally shot and killed his second wife. In this post we look at the circumstances around the death and other authors who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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September: A Month in Books

To get you through the month we've compiled a list of the best new book and film releases.

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Teens' Book of the Month: We See Everything

Check out this month's book recommendation for teenagers: a thrilling dystopian novel by William Sutcliffe. We have 5 copies to give away!

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Top Tips to Help You Get Through Your Bookshelf

Ever feel like you've got too many books? Take a look at our top tips for getting through your unread book pile.

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5 Reasons Why Myths, Folktales and Fairytales Stand the Test of Time

Tug of War is a beautiful new picture book from Naomi Howarth which re-tells a charming fairytale about the power of brains over brawn. To celebrate the book's release, we asked Naomi why she thinks myths, folk tales and fairytales continue to capture our imagination.

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Why School Libraries Matter

Guest author, Sean McNamara, discusses the importance of school libraries and explores some of the innovative work done by inspiring Librarians across the country.

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Celebrating Edinburgh International Book Festival: Top Books from 1983

To celebrate the start of the 2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival, we take a look at some of the best books published in the year of its inception.

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Muriel Spark, Sports Commentary, and the Spoken Word

Think football and Muriel Spark don't mix? Think again! In this post, guest author Willy Maley discusses Spark, football and the link between commentary and the traditions of oral storytelling.

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August: A Month in Books

Need some inspiration to get you through August? We have compiled a list of some of the best book and film releases for the month ahead.

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