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Thursday, August 22, 2019

An interview with Bernard Cornwell

Most famous for his 24 novels about the Napoleonic War-era rifleman Richard Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is perhaps the world’s best-known historical novelist today. Fantastically...

The literary origins of Cinderella

Cinderella's long history before entering the cinema

‘Posh-Bingo’: The Man-Bookers

The Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes Jonathan Cape £12.99 (Man Booker Prize, 2011) Nemesis Philip Roth Vintage £8.99 (Man Booker International Prize, 2011) We want people to buy and read these...

A glimpse of Hungarian literature that caters to multiple tastes

If you fancy trying something new

Donna Tartt: an author loved by all students

Start the year off right by ingratiating yourself with the elite classicists of Hampden College, or the work of a Dutch master in the Seventeenth Century

Bloomsbury and me: a month at the iconic publishing house

Each individual is a cog in an enormous machine of creativity and part of a wave of talent that has the potential to effect tremendous social and cultural change.

Better late than never: the 600th anniversary book

It has taken two years and £5,000, but St Andrews: Through Students’ Eyes has become a reality

Another Prize for the Mantel

On October 16th, the winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2012 was announced. Hilary Mantel, the author of Bring Up the Bodies, is...

Debate: Are cookery books literature?

The broad topic of this debate embodies the age-old question of what constitutes literature? As a society, why do we view the complete works...

The Saint book club: literature bites

We recommend the best food-related reads for this coming Spring