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Top 5 Most Frightening Monsters in English Literature

Top 5 Most Frightening Monsters in English Literature

Throughout the entire existence of humanity, people have always taken a deep, dark interest in the occult. Why? Because, truth be told, we absolutely love a good ghost story from time to time. Now, it’s no secret that in Hollywood, horror movies mean big bucks. So very much revenue, in fact, that a film initially made on a $15,000 budget ...

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5 Of The Best Children’s Authors Of All Time

5 Of The Best Children’s Authors Of All Time

Children’s literature today is patronising at best and downright shoddy at worst. Sure, there are a few exceptions to this generalisation, but on the whole the vast majority of literary works available to children these days has been ‘dumbed down’ for fear that children couldn’t possibly understand the intricacies of more complicated storylines. Pish posh! Here I share 5 of ...

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5 Well Known “Male” Authors Who Were Really Women

5 Well Known “Male” Authors Who Were Really Women

Many people are used to picking up a good book and not really giving much thought as to who the author is. It is generally accepted these days that women can write books that are just as good as, and sometimes better than(!), those written by men. However J.K Rowling might disagree, after all it is said that she was ...

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5 Books You Should Read Before You Die

5 Books You Should Read Before You Die

There are so many amazing, thought-provoking books out there that it can be hard to know where to start. But if you could only read 5 books before you die, then you should definitely get yourself a copy of the following…   5.   H.G Wells – The Time Machine H.G Wells was an extraordinarily talented writer. In this novel, ...

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5 Of The Best Fantasy Books Of Our Time

5 Of The Best Fantasy Books Of Our Time

Fantasy books provide us with a whole new world in which to escape, literally! Some are absolutely brilliant and others, not so much. Here I share 5 of the best fantasy books of our time – to help you wade through the plethora of fantasy literature out there. If you had to start somewhere, then it should be with these ...

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5 Of The Best Science Fiction Books Of Our Time

5 Of The Best Science Fiction Books Of Our Time

Most of us enjoy a good science fiction novel, perhaps because we are all, in one way or another, fascinated by our own existence and possible futures. In this post I take a look at 5 of the best science fiction books of our time..   5.   A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess Many books have a hero as the ...

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5 Of The Best Selling Books Of All Time

5 Of The Best Selling Books Of All Time

Ever since appearing on the scene, books have really taken over, haven’t they! Will they last forever? Will Kindles and other digital media lead to their demise? I digress.. Even before the formal development of the novel in the 16th century and the invention of the printing press before that, the written word was at the core of the earliest ...

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5 Of The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

5 Of The Best Autobiographies Ever Written

We all love a celebrity story, however these days a singer/actor/model/slightly famous person only has to make the headlines once and they’re writing their memoirs! Never fear, there are some stories that stand out for real, credible reasons. Through hardship and tears, wars and upheaval, real-life stories are inspirational, and open our eyes to the very real possibility that anything ...

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