General Chatter

Fantasy Lands Inspired by the Real World

Fantasy books are one of our favourite ways to escape our own reality. Delving into a magical kingdom, a mystery world, or an alternative universe can provide us with adventures never before anticipated from our blue and green rock. But what if we told you that many of your favourite fantasy lands are based on real-life – and visitable – places? Continue Reading

Top Fives

Top Five: Sagacious Sleuths

In the first of our new series, we present our Top Five Sagacious Sleuths. These are the sleuths who stand out the most in literary memory: the detectives who don’t give up and who approach each case with their own eccentricity and quirks. Continue Reading

General Chatter

A note on performance poetry

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Poetry for the Stage and the Page

You don’t need to wander lonely as a cloud to express your feelings and opinions, or compare your love to a summer’s day to be a poet. Poets of the 21st century are popularising performance poetry once again. Spoken word has become a genre of its own. Open mic poetry nights are popping up everywhere from urban main streets to small country towns. Continue Reading