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The Value of my Education: What Do You Do with an...

Imagine this. Imagine you are a young person, figuring out your lot in life, and looking to your heroes for inspiration. Imagine approaching someone you...

Dear JK Rowling: Please Leave Harry Potter Alone

The concept of ‘ruining one’s legacy’ is a tricky one to fully define. Some instances are very cut and dry – Bill Cosby, for...

Joanne Harris and The Fallacy of “Reader Entitlement”

One could almost hear the sharp intake of breath amongst the book blogging community as author Joanne Harris revealed an author manifesto at the...

On The Loss of Sue Townsend: A Personal Tale

When I was about nine or so years old, I went book shopping with my mum and grandmother, a ten pound gift voucher in...

The Julian Fraire Memorial Fund

On March 20th 2014, romance author Jackie Barbosa's sixteen year old son, Julian Fraire, was killed in a head on collision on his way...

6 Famous Reclusive Writers

In the age of Twitter, the NSA and 24 hour news media, the concept of privacy has become rather quaint in some areas, particularly...

7 Famous Unfinished Works of Literature.

Many readers fear the demise of their creative idols: with it comes the realisation that they’ll never experience a new work from the writers...