Book lists, Book trivia

The 100 Best Novels (a list from 1898)

I admit it. I'm a bit of a list fiend. I'm attracted to them like a cat to catnip. So I was particularly interested to find this list while browsing the Times Lit blog. It's a '100 Best Novels' list. There are many of these lists about - the only difference is this was one… Continue reading The 100 Best Novels (a list from 1898)

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Quotes, Twain, Mark, Writers

QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights

Mark Twain died 106 years ago todayHere are 10 of my favourite quotes attributed to the great man. 10. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write 'very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” 9. “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” 8.… Continue reading QUOTES: Top 10 Mark Twain delights

Brontë, Charlotte, Quizzes, puzzles & humour, Writers

Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë – 200 today!

Happy birthday Charlotte Brontë! Born 200 yrs ago today. Born: 21 April 1816 – Died: 31 March 1855.  In today’s papers: Why we should be celebrating Charlotte Brontë The secret history of Jane Eyre: Charlotte Brontë’s private fantasy stories (Guardian) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Telegraph) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Guardian) Charlotte Brontë quiz  (Daily Mirror) Bronte Parsonage… Continue reading Happy Birthday Charlotte Brontë – 200 today!