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The pleasure of being proved wrong can be a genuine pleasure

From The Guardian. Julian Barnes on how he came to like E. M. Forster. Never give up on a book! If reading is one of the pleasures – and necessities – of youth, rereading is one of the pleasures – … Continue reading

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A bold call

N. Z. Catholic An article from 2013. The Church is in retreat; who will stand up for her? Writers’ festivals are places where aspiring and acknowledged literary luminaries often display their wares and take notes on the wares of others. … Continue reading

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Entertaining and Enlightening

London Library rediscovers Cycling as a Cause of Heart Disease (The Guardian) Alison Flood The London Library, home to over a million books and beloved of writers published and not, last year celebrated its 175th birthday. As part of its celebrations, … Continue reading

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none can claim him and all should acclaim him

William Shakespeare: A Man for All Time (The Imaginative Conservative) William Shakespeare needs no introduction. If you are interested in Catholic letters you have probably come across Joseph Pearce, too; if you haven’t, I cannot recommend his writings highly enough. Seek … Continue reading

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Writers have to try and write the truth to the best of their ability

From The Catholic Register – the author who ‘hides message of hope in bleak landscape’ in his books … Canadian author David Adams Richards seems unafraid to include issues like the existence of evil, sin and redemption in his extensive … Continue reading

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For Aspiring and Established Authors

From The Guardian. Will you be publishing a work on Kindle this year? (Even if you aren’t, perhaps it will be something to keep in mind for 2018) A £20,000 literary prize is being launched by Amazon for new work … Continue reading

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The blessed ones

In the Catholic Exchange, K. V. Turley on a most deadly and ancient fight to the death (literally). The nights grow darker. The air becomes more chill. There is a feast day approaching: All Saints. Another celebration, albeit of a … Continue reading

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