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The Story of Kullervo

Emily Watson | 29 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: JRR Tolkien, literature, mythology
An early and dark Tolkien short story contains seeds of later works.

Happy birthday, Charlotte! Celebrating the creator of Jane Eyre

Christine Alexander | 10 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: anniversaries, Charlotte Brontë, literature
200 years since the birth of Charlotte Bronte her heroine’s fame is undiminished.

Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer… Shakespeare influenced them all

Robert White | 19 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, Shakespeare
400 years after his death, there seems no sign of Shakespeare going away again any day soon.

To be ‘A Speaker of Words and a Doer of Deeds’: literature and leadership

Drew Faust | 01 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: humanities, leadership, literature
Defending the humanities at West Point.

Laurus: the history of a man’s soul

Michael Kirke | 18 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, Middle Ages, Russia
A surprising new Russian novel recommends 'the way of the saints'.

Losing the lottery

Nicole M. King | 02 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human dignity, literature
Sometimes it takes a good story to jolt us out of our lethargy.

Charles Moore: ‘Authors who have inspired me’

Charles Moore | 15 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: interviews, literature
An interview with a former editor of the Daily Telegraph and biographer of Margaret Thatcher.

International best seller is a must read for college women

Jennifer Minicus | 17 September 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: literature, marriage, romance

There’s something mysterious about reviving To Kill a Mockingbird

Richard Gray | 06 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, USA
After a gap of 55 years, its reclusive author is publishing a second novel.

Ten books that changed my world

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book lists, literature
Less dramatic than it sounds, to be sure, but still formative.

Living in the past

Harley J. Sims | 17 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, literature, Middle Ages
What’s behind our love affair with the Middle Ages?

New Adult books and the message of love

Katie Hinderer | 01 February 2013 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: ebook, literature, new adult, premarital sex, young adult

Favourite books of 2012

Clare Cannon and Harley J. Sims | 18 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, books, literature, reading
Looking for a good read over the Christmas holidays? A late present? Look no further.

75 years of The Hobbit

Harley J. Sims | 07 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: fantasy, J.R.R. Tolkien, literature
J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative adventure has become the gold standard of children’s literature.

The Casual Vacancy

Harley J. Sims | 22 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Harry Potter, literature
J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults is a sprawling, dark, misanthropic tale about the worst kind of Muggles.

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