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Top Five: Influential Female Poets

top five influential female poets

In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we have decided to share our top five influential female poets. Our list contains poets from different decades with very different styles. Think yourself a bit of a poetry nerd? See if there are any in our list that you’ve never heard of!

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2019 Costa Book Awards – Book of the Year

costa book awards winners 2019

The Costa Book Awards have been running since 1971. They are one of the biggest and most significant book awards in the UK. Awards are given to writers in the UK and Ireland in five different categories. Previous winners have included Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman in 2017, Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel in 2012, and Just Henry by Michelle Magorian in 2008. Check out books by Costa Book Awards winners here!

Once the category winners are announced, (see list below) the judges then decide on one book out of the five to be awarded the prestigious Costa Book of the Year. This year, the award goes to…

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Top Five: Classic Fiction Books

top five classic fiction books

You’ve probably noticed that classic fiction stories are getting a resurgence. On both stage and screen, stories are being retold and reimagined for our viewing pleasure. From Little Women the movie directed by Greta Gerwig to Dev Patel’s performance in The Personal History of David Copperfield, this is the perfect time to return to the classics. Check out our top five classic fiction books and let us know your favourites.

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