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Teens' Book of the Month: The Rasputin Dagger

Check out this month's book recommendation for teenagers: a gripping historical novel from Theresa Breslin to transport you to the brink of the Russian Revolution. We have 5 copies to give away!

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5 Brilliant Books With Really Unreliable Narrators

From murderous maniacs to moody teenagers, we take you through some of fiction's most unreliable narrators.

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Great Books that Were (Initially) Flops

Think famous writers were always successful? Think again! We take a look at some of the world's most famous writers books that (initially) flopped.

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Send Us Your Favourite Songs Inspired by Poems or Stories

Do you know of a great song that was inspired by a story or poem? We're looking for nominations for this year's Book Week Scotland vote!

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5 Great TV Shows Based on Books

Ever wondered which TV shows have been inspired by books? We take a look at some great examples from page to screen.

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Children's Book of the Month: The Picture Atlas

Check out this month's book recommendation for children: a beautifully illustrated atlas from Simon Holland and Jill Calder to take kids on an inspiring journey. We have 5 copies to give away!

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October: A Month in Books

Need some books to get you through the autumn darkness? We've got you covered with a great list of this month's new book and film releases.

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5 Ways to Break Out of Your Reading Comfort Zone

Feeling like you've been reading too much of the same author? We've got some great tips to help you start reading something new!

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Between the Covers: 8 Fun Facts About Treasure Island

For International Talk Like a Pirate Day, we take a look at one of the most famous pirate adventures of all time.

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5 Authors Who Did Time

William Burroughs, one of the leading voices of the Beat Generation, drew attention to previously unheard American subcultures in his writing. However, the writer often found himself in trouble with the law, most notably when he accidentally shot and killed his second wife. In this post we look at the circumstances around the death and other authors who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law.

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