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Five books where animals steal the scene

  • Submitted: 15th June 2021

Novel with animals stealing the show Characters are fundamental to a good plot. What about books where animals steal the show and they are the ones we most remember from…

How to prepare a literary feast – food in fiction

  • Submitted: 13th June 2021

Food in books will fill you up like nothing else There are many a memorable scene where characters eat in books. Everyone remembers the famous tea party scene in Alice…

Thriller set on Long Island Rod Reynolds

  • Submitted: 11th June 2021

Long Island true crime reimagined Black Reed Bay may be a fictional place in name but this novel is firmly set on Long Island USA. You are thrown into a…

Travel Tuesday – books inspired by legends

  • Submitted: 8th June 2021

Books inspired by real life legends A book introduces readers to new worlds. What if that world is built on a legend? One where a monster is said to have…

Top tips for making the most of literary travel

  • Submitted: 6th June 2021

Tourism literary style Literary tourism  - the way of travelling via books instead of in the real world - has skyrocketed since the lockdown. Well, here at The BookTrail, we…

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