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Chapter and verse on Shakespeare - the greatest writer in the language

He is the greatest writer in the English language so we asked actors, playwrights, theatre directors and an academic to tell us ‘What Shakespeare means to me…’ Compiled by Chris Bond.

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Kitty Wright, executive director of the Bront� Society, and John Thirlwell, chair of the trustees, Bront� Society, at the Bronte  Parsonage Museum.  Picture by Bruce Rollinson

The Brontë parson who made the books look better

The internecine conflict between its traditionalists and modernists has for years played out like the plot from a Victorian novel. But the latest figures to emerge from the parsonage at Haworth suggest that the steady­ing influence of a clergyman who is Patrick Brontë’s spiritual successor might finally be calming the waters.

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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Cosey Fanni Tutti

Interview – Cosey Fanni Tutti: ‘I would never harm anyone else in pursuit of what I want to do’

Well known as a controversial artist, with the publication of her memoir Cosey Fanni Tutti is now receiving plaudits as an author. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Out Of Thin Air by Anthony Adeana, 16.99, Riverrun, Hardback

Book review: Out Of Thin Air by Anthony Adeane

A gripping true crime about the disappearance of two men in 1970's Iceland.

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A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson, 6.99, Macmillan

Book Review: A Far Away Magic by Amy Wilson

A spellbinding and quirky tale of friendship and grief filled with autumnal magic.

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Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Panmacmillan, Paperback, 6.99.

Book review - Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

A high fantasy novel filled with magic and packed with action.

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Scarborough's 'Books by the Beach' embraces both literature and the seaside

Books by the Beach: Scarborough's Seaside Literature Festival

April 11-15 will see the seaside town of Scarborough celebrate literature with their aptly named ‘Books by the Beach’ event.

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The renowned Bront family created their own fantasy worlds which subsequently influenced their writing

The secret stories of the Brontës: The magical fantasy worlds which made the family famous

The renowned Brontës, a literary family who hail from Haworth, West Yorkshire, are widely known for their array of intensely emotional, wildly romantic literary classics.

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Big Bones by Laura Dockrill'Paperback, 6.99, HotKey Books

Book Review- Big Bones by Laura Dockrill

A wonderful Young Adult novel focusing on body positivity and societies perception of weight.

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The Bront Sisters frequently visited York

York’s Literature Festival opens its doors

Today marks the first day of the York Literature Festival, an event which is set to see a great number of people attend and which will run until March 26.

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Crime and thriller novels.

Prime time for crime - Thrillers and crime novels for Spring 2018

Here are some book recommendations for crime novels that will send a chill down your spine this Spring.

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Tyra Roberts, 19, Doncaster.

International Women's Day: Why Tyra Roberts is #pressingforprogress this International Women's Day

Doncaster author talks about her experience as a women in the literary world.

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Mandy Huggins, Paperback, ChapelTown Books, 6.00

International Women's Day: Flash Fiction inspired by Yorkshire scenery

Yorkshire author tells tales of her connection to ‘God’s Own County’ and her experience as a female author.

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Do you have snow day today - here are 5 wintry reads to curl up with

If the 'beast from the east' has left you stranded at home, why not pick up one of these loved books.
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Do you have snow day today - here are 5 wintry reads to curl up

If the 'beast from the east' has left you stranded at home, why not pick up one of these loved books.
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To Kill A Kingdom by Alaxandra Christo

Book review- To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

The Little Mermaid like you never could have imagined, blood thirsty savage sirens take the hearts of princes in this magical land.

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Little Miss Inventor.

Little Miss Inventor- an introduction of a strong female character in the new Mr Men book-

An exciting edition to the Mr Men family, little Miss Inventor will inspire little girls all over the world.
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VISIT: Conrad Burdekin visited the school for two days.

Children’s author inspires Leeds pupils

Yorkshire children’s poet Conrad Burdekin spent two days helping inspire school pupils in Horsforth to start writing.

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Book recommendations for world book day.

Books you should read before World Book Day

World Book day is on March 1, a day to celebrate all of your favourite literature and discover new authors and books to bring joy to your life.

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