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20 Books for Japan National Foundation Day

  Work With Us | Shop Now | Instagram  Acknowledging the mythological founding of Japan on the 11th February, 660 BCE, the Japan National Foundation Day is a celebration of Japan’s rich heritage and cultural contribution to the world. Here we look at the literary contribution that Japan has given the world, from their modern take on contemporary fiction to their wonderfully evocative mixed style of art and words in manga. This list takes in some popular Japanese authors who enjoy fame around the world, as well as some lesser-known but equally enthralling authors who have been translated in to English.   Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami One of the most popular contemporary Japanese authors to be translated in to...

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20 Books to Celebrate Australia Day

Work With Us | Shop Now | Instagram   The 26th January sees the annual celebration of Australia’s national day, marking the anniversary of the first British ships and the raising of the flag at Sydney Cove. Today, Australians all over celebrate the countries diversity and historical achievements, not in the least their literary merits. We’ve collect a selection of our favourite Australian books either set in Australia or written by an Australian writer that explores the diverse and vast country, from the city centres right to the outback and bush. We’ve scoured the sun-scorched land for genres of types to satisfy anyone’s tastes, from High Fantasy to travelogue and more in-between.   The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Markus...

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50 Books to Celebrate Yorkshire Day

Work With Us | Shop Now | Instagram   The 1st of August marks Yorkshire Day, a date to celebrate all things Yorkshire: either those having been born in the English county, living in the county or anyone who is a fan of Yorkshire Puddings and whippets. Thus, to help anyone who isn't from Yorkshire to celebrate, we've put together this list of books that all have some kind of connection to Yorkshire; whether it be North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire or South Yorkshire-either being set in any part of Yorkshire or have authors that were born or raised there. It's by no means a comprehensive list but it does encapsulate some beloved classics from years gone...

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10 Literary Places in England to Visit this Summer

  England is full of beautiful stately homes that have inspired many books and the countryside is the idyllic muse for poets and novelists alike. From the wild moors to the roaring sea at the coast; from the heart of a forest to the bustling town centres, every inch of England has been key to some of its finest works of literature. Summer is the best time to see England's offerings in all its glory, and what better way to combine the two great joys of books and travel than by visiting some of England's literary sites. From the world-famous to the lesser known, these are ten of the best places to visit this year. Image c Infinite Variety Books...

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The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge - Part One

Work With Us | Shop Now | Instagram The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge is a reading list made up of the 200 books that public voted for during the BBC's Big Read poll of 2003. It's an alarmingly long list, but the great thing about it is just how varied the books on it are. There are contemporary sagas, children's favourites and Victorian classics galore. We've created a free printable checklist for the first 100 books so you can keep easy track of what you're reading. The Top Ten are as follows: 1. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien 2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 3. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the...

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