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Five Fascinating Facts about Of Mice and Men

A short introduction to the classic novel Of Mice and Men, in the form of five interesting facts 1. John Steinbeck’s original title for his classic …

Literature

7 Great Words and Phrases Coined by H. L. Mencken

<b>A septet of great words invented by the American wit, H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)</b><p>H. L. Mencken (Henry Louis Mencken, to give him his full name) was …

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Anthony Burgess

<b>Quick facts from the life of Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange</b><p><b>1. His most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, may have been partly inspired</b> …

10 Interesting Facts about Famous Writers at School

<b>Fun facts about the schooldays of well-known authors and other literary types</b><p>September is the ‘back to school’ month, so to take the edge off that …

Literature

Sorry Jonesy, but I can write for The Guardian AND love Terry Pratchett

Written with the support of my most excellent patrons. I never had the good fortune to meet Terry Pratchett, but I’ve been reading his books since I …

Terry Pratchett

22 David Foster Wallace Quotes That Will Inspire You To Read Everything He’s Ever Written

Recently, I had the pleasure of watching <i>The End of the Tour</i>, the film adaptation of a five-day interview between the brilliant David Foster Wallace …

10 Stunning Libraries from Around the World

Our previous post on this subject, 10 Amazing Pictures of Libraries, proved so popular that we decided to put together a sort of sequel to it. Here …

Spoiler alert: this article says why Terry Pratchett review didn’t have a warning

Readers hate spoilers, and one of the sacred duties of the literary editor is to make sure they don’t happen – or if they do, that they’re signalled with a spoiler alert. The question of what constitutes a spoiler is not straightforward, though, as demonstrated last week by AS Byatt’s magisterial …

Books

The 10 best science fiction films of all time

What makes great science fiction?<p>Choosing the best science fiction films of all time is extremely hard - especially if, like me, you love all kinds …