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Sheridan Le Fanu’s Google Doodle

Google celebrated the Victorian mystery writer Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu’s 200th birthday yesterday with a Gothic Doodle.

The Irish author has penned The House by the Churchyard… 90 more words


Dave McKean’s Gothic artwork for British Library

Batman artist Dave McKean has created a Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-inspired piece of art for the British Library’s new Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination… 176 more words


David Walliams’ new Awful Auntie book

David Walliams’ new children’s book Awful Auntie will be released on 25 September this year.

The titular character is plotting to snatch Lady Stella Saxby’s inheritance away from her, but cheeky Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, and Stella are not willing to make this an easy task. 166 more words


Talking Sherlock Holmes statue

Upstairs Downstairs actor Ed Stoppard and scribe Anthony Horowitz have given the Sherlock Holmes statue in London’s Baker Street a voice as part of Sing London’s Talking Statues project. 99 more words


Joanna Vanderham to star in BBC’s The Go-Between

Joanna Vanderham, who previously starred in the department store drama series The Paradise, is set to appear in the 90-minute adaptation of The Go-Between… 145 more words


Booktrust’s free books for neonatal wards

Booktrust has been offering comfort to families with premature or poorly babies in neonatal wards in the form of free books.

These gifts will help to create strong and loving bonds between parents and babies, reduce stress levels, and promote good reading habits. 108 more words


Ten books that stand out in my reading life

A couple of months ago Emma at A Wordless Blogger tagged me for the Ten Influential Books Tag.  I’ve recently decided not to do awards anymore, partly because I keep getting nominated for the same award over and over, partly because I am out of eleven facts to share about myself, partly because I never know who to nominate, but mostly because I forget about the things until I one day start clearing out no longer relevant bookmarks in my browser and discover there are a bunch of old award nominations I just never got around to. 1,168 more words

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