BOOK VERSUS FILM: Little Women

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Little Women

Little Women … Again?? Do we REALLY need another adaptation of Little Women? I mean, come on, there are numerous plays, two silent movies, over a dozen TV adaptations, a musical and even a 48 episode animated series. But it seems that a good story will always be revisited, maybe that’s the reason it’s called a…

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Top 10 Books That Changed Our World

Top 10 Books That Changed Our World

Favourite Books We all have our favorite books and novels, but every once in awhile, we come across a book that boasts a strong, lasting impact on society. This happens for a couple of reasons. Maybe the story wins several awards, a huge fan base in involved, history comes to life, or the book generates…

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Banned Books: Is Your Favourite On The List?

Banned Books: Is Your Favourite On The List?

It’s Banned Books Week Books have been seen as dangerous since we first started writing them. And in 2019, governments around the world continue to censor them. From American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (Australia) to The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Cuba) to all works by political activist Liu Xiaobo in China, including…

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My Writing Journey: Virginia Heath, historical romance author

My Writing Journey: Virginia Heath, historical romance author

Something a little different today … I have Virginia Heath, author of the King’s Elite books sharing her writing journey today! I am always fascinated by writers’ journeys through their careers and books. Be sure to check out Virginia’s latest book, The Mysterious Lord Millcroft. Here’s the blurb: Life as a duchess … Or something much…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Revenant – Dead Truth

Adaptation So, this time I thought I’d take a look at the revisionist history novel, The Revenant and its subsequent adaptation, which earned Leonardo DiCaprio the Oscar that’s eluded him for decades. At last!! What did you think of this one – were you a lover or a hater? Add your comments at the end…

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Just For Fun: Shakespearean Insult Generator

April is the month of The Bard, especially since he lived and died on the same day (April 23rd). So, how literary were you last month?? Hmmmm?? Well, don’t worry if your wordcount is low and your TBR is high as the end of the month approaches … You could revisit some of Shakespeare’s works…

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BEST OF 3: Allie Cresswell, author

Happy Publication this week to Allie Cresswell, for her novel Tall Chimneys! To celebrate, Allie has decided to share her ‘Best of 3’ Historical Fiction novels with us. Don’t forget to check out Tall Chimneys on Amazon – click HERE for USA and HERE for UK, or on Allie’s book cover below in the body…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Brian Stoddart

1)    So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Brian Stoddart and I write a historical crime series set in British India featuring Superintendent Chris Le Fanu. Three out so far and the latest, A Straits Settlement, was long listed for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best New Zealand Crime 2017. You can…

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