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The Best Novels About Your Favourite Writers

The Best Novels About Your Favourite Writers

  While there is nothing like a good novel, there are often made even better when their stories are rooted in true life, or events that really happened. Of course, many novels have been inspired by characters and happenings in history. We’ve rounded up a list of the best novels that have taken inspiration from real writer’s lives and spun them into fantastic stories. There’s even a few surprising classics on here that you might not realise were plucked directly from the writer’s lives themselves! Read on for our list of the best novels about writers, and comment below with your favourites!   Love and Ruin by Paula McLain Love and Ruin is the novelisation of the whirlwind romance of journalist...

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The Best Short Stories in Classic Literature

The Best Short Stories in Classic Literature

Short stories can be an overlooked area when it comes to literature, and opinions as to why can fall on both sides. Too short, and liable to build up to nothing. Less payoff than a full-length novel. A bit pretentious, even! But short stories can be little gems, gateways to writers and genres you normally might not read.  If you are not currently a big reader but would like to read more, you can sample some of the heavyweights of classic literature, like William Faulkner or Leo Tolstoy in a more accessible way. If you’re not sure what you want to read, they have a low level of commitment, enabling you to read around many different authors in a short...

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Literary Fashion Inspiration, From Fitzgerald to Frankenstein

Literary Fashion Inspiration, From Fitzgerald to Frankenstein

   While fashion used to be dominated by rigid trends, with styles coming "in" and going “out” within months, we now live in a fashion age where people are mixing eras and influences. So why not take some style inspiration from your favourite literature? Get inspired with our short guide, then go on your own literary fashion adventures - re-read your favourite books and watch the movie or TV adaptations. Use sites like Pinterest to create mood-boards. Scour your local thrift stores and vintage fashions apps like Depop, or buying vintage sewing patterns and try your hand at making clothes.     Little House on the Prairie - Western Prairie Style   Although it might have been set in the...

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Best Books Made into TV Shows

Best Books Made into TV Shows

While it’s always exciting when your favourite book gets made into a film, a TV is even better - usually at least 3 times as long, so it is more likely that they won’t cut up the book and omit important bits!   Here are my favourite book-to-TV picks - maybe some of your favourites are here, and maybe some new ones too.     Sanditon by Jane Austen Year: 2019-2023     Whilst everyone has seen the BBC miniseries of Pride & Prejudice, did you know Jane’s last unfinished novel was recently made into a TV show? Granted, since she didn’t finish it before she died, there is a hefty amount of story embellishment in order to fill a...

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