This is the first in a series of occasional features about Wales, its people, history, culture and, most importantly, its literature, to be posted in the months leading up to the first ever Dewithon, or Wales Readathon, which is taking place from 1st to 31st March 2019.
A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimsical short stories by Oscar Wilde.
This week we look at books read, reviewed and TBR, see what’s happening with Dewithon 2019, catch up with the latest book-blogging events and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and this children’s book tells the story of their fight. ‘Suffragette’ is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.
A dip-in doorstop filled with risqué anecdotes, humorous stories, unintended hilarity and intriguing revelations.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look ahead to Hay Festival 2018, discover what’s happening with Dewithon and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
In honour of the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in the UK, we look at the life of someone who fought relentlessly to achieve it.
Welcome to DHQ (Dewithon Headquarters), the nerve centre for Reading Wales 2019. We have 12 months in which to prepare, so now is the time to plan your schedule.
In this end of week recap we summarize books read, reviewed and currently on my TBR shelf.
Told through the ruptured lives of three siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love.
I have completed the fourth and final week of my online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we turned our attention to setting.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look ahead to dewithon#19, discover what’s happening with the Agatha Christie Readathon and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
Stephanie Butland’s novel is the ideal read for a tome-weary bibliophile looking for something undemanding but intelligent to fill a relaxing evening.
So ends week three of How to Read a Novel, the month-long online course I’m taking courtesy of FutureLearn and the University of Edinburgh.
A headmistress is found strangled in her East London school, her death the result of a brutal and ritualistic act of violence. Found at the scene is a single piece of card, written upon which is an ancient Buddhist precept: “I shall abstain from taking the ungiven.”
This week we look at books read, reviewed and on the nightstand, discover what Wales Readathon 2019 is all about, and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
I’ve successfully completed the second week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we examined characterisation.
Its publication date scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day, Julia Pierpont’s The Little Book of Feminist Saints is a joyous celebration of one hundred women who achieved something of significance during their lives.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look ahead to the LIVE.LIFE.BETTER. LIVE EVENT podcast for International Women’s Day and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
For almost forty years George Orwell wrote and received the letters collected here, which have been edited by Peter Davison.