Category Archives: Writing

without books there would be no history

“Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.” Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse, the 1946 Nobel Prize laureate for Literature, worked as a bookseller in the J.J. Heckenhaurer Antiquariat in Tübingen, … Continue reading

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Its Your Story To Tell

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Going West

Going West is the first book in a popular trilogy by New Zealand’s beloved author Maurice Gee. The New Zealand Book Council commissioned this wonderful stop-frame animation of the book. Created by Andersen M Studio, the animators used actual copies of … Continue reading

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When Chickens Have Teeth

I’m  not much of a linguist, but when I travel I love to learn odd expressions from local languages and cultures. British illustrator Paul Blow has been creating wonderful images based on idioms that has discovered during his own travels. … Continue reading

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It’s Black Friday (every week)

Last month marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. In October 1966, the founders of the BPP galvanized a generation of American radicals and revolutionaries with their commitment to the principle of the right to … Continue reading

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Two Travelers

Like millions of Leonard Cohen fans around the world I have been mourning the passing of the legendary poet, singer, songwriter, and novelist. We can only console ourselves with the extraordinary body of work that he has left us. The … Continue reading

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What Goes Well With A Dry White

Italian winery Matteo Correggia has teamed up with designers Reverse Innovation to add short stories to wine bottles. This new line of wine is called Librottiglia. Each bottle of wine in the collection is paired with a short story that is … Continue reading

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Halloween Reads

h/t to Guillermo del Toro for his reading list.

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Available in the following formats

You can always get the latest from the inimitable Tom Gauld at his website.

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We Who Are About To…

Last month, Penguin’s science fiction imprint, Penguin Worlds, republished a series of important sci-fi titles with radically redesigned covers. Here’s a sample:

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