Tag: Charles Dickens

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”… “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”   Today we commemorate the life of the celebrated children’s author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, who …

Literary Anniversaries: 29 October Read More »

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On this day in 1889 the novelist, Wilkie Collins died in London. A close friend and collaborator with Charles Dickens (who helped publish some of his works), Collins is best known for two important and really entertaining classic novels.  The …

Literary Anniversaries: 23 September Read More »

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A debate about ‘Young Adult’ fiction has been raging for days at the Edinburgh International Book Festival – we’d love to hear YOUR views on it  …

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Mrs. Bonnett has already had a busy summer, it seems, but she hasn’t been too busy to keep reading.  She’s sent us a gallery of pictures of her enjoying the written word at home and abroad!

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Today we celebrate the anniversaries of two important writers whose lives overlapped by just six years. Firstly, Jane Austen died on 18 July 1817.  Fans should prepare themselves for a slew of celebratory events for her bicentennial next year!

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