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The Grapes of Wrath: 10 surprising facts about John Steinbeck's novel

<b>John Steinbeck, who was born on February 27, 1902, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1962. His 1939 book The Grapes of Wrath, published 75 years ago on April 14, has sold more than 14 million copies in the past 75 years. Here are 10 things about the novel that may surprise you.</b><p>The book …

England’s Greatest Landscaper: 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Capability Brown

In the 300th anniversary year of the birth of Lancelot “Capability” Brown, it is clear that his reputation as the United Kingdom’s greatest …


Britain Votes to Leave EU: Pictures


Pictures of the Week 5.18.16

Jammu and Kashmir

Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth: Pictures

Mars Mission

25+ Free Printable Vintage Images

If you’re a fan of beautiful printable vintage images (like we are!) — rejoice! Earlier this month, the New York Public Library announced that they …

New York Public Library

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheets

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Global Warming

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …


New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

9 Curry Recipes to Spice Up Your Winter Routine

When you're stuck in a winter rut, it's so easy to fall back on a meat and potatoes routine; moreover, the same soups, stews, and hearty pasta dishes seem to be in constant rotation when you're not reaching for the phone to order take out. Come March, with spring so cruelly in reach, you've …

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes<p>Just reading an <b>Indian cookery book</b> makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

Creative Dam Curry is a Popular Dish Near Famous Dams in Japan

A culinary trend known as “dam curry” is delighting diners all across Japan. Dam curry is a special dish featuring rice shaped like a dam that is holding back a flood of delicious curry. This dish was first seen in 1965, but it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity near famous Japanese dams …


30 great opening lines in literature

TS Eliot’s restless ghost finds home in seaside idyll

Fifty years after poet’s death, his family’s summer retreat is to be turned into a fitting monument to his life and works<p>Last September, listeners to National Public Radio, the US equivalent of Radio 4, heard an elderly New England widow, Dana Hawkes, describe how, at home in Massachusetts, her …


Anne Frank: 10 beautiful quotes from The Diary of a Young Girl

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 we have collected 10 of the most powerful quotes from Anne Frank’s legendary The Diary of a Young Girl<p>Please share your favourite Anne Frank quotes by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com or on Twitter @GdnChildrensBk and we’ll add them to this blog<p>The theme …


Pictures of the Week 10.23.14

Fall Flood

Metasequoia way

Light Colors

National Geographic Travel

Dubai Cityscape ✨

The Denver Art Museum by night ✨

Tablet Apps Archives

Hidden object games can be a lot of fun if they're done correctly. In this list, we're pretty sure we found the best hidden object games for iPad!<p>by …