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Novel set in Antarctica – Madhouse at the End of the Earth

  • Submitted: 28th July 2021

Inspired by true story of The Belgica adventure ship. Novel set in Antarctica - Madhouse at the End of the Earth - We all know the story of The Titanic…

Places in books you wish were real

  • Submitted: 27th July 2021

Places and settings in books you wish were real There are many places and doorways in books you probably wish were real. The stairs in Harry Potter, the wardrobe where…

North East England’s literary magic

  • Submitted: 25th July 2021

North East of England has some literary landscapes to enjoy Some places are firmly on the literary map. You can really see a place through  author's eyes and their characters…

The Great British BookTrail – Toppings Bookstore

  • Submitted: 23rd July 2021

The BookTrail goes to Edinburgh Lockdown has given me bookstore anxiety. I have missed bookstores like nothing else on earth. Correction: I have missed bookstores in Edinburgh the most. There…

Literary scenes in books : Seances

  • Submitted: 20th July 2021

Literary scenes of seances in novels There's that very famous seance scene in Ghost the movie that we all remember. What about those in books? How do they make you…

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2000s:  Áróra returns to Iceland to find her missing sister Ísafold

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