From Emile Brontë’s West York Moors to the mining town where DW Lawrence set Sons and Lovers, there is much literary heritage to be discovered all over the UK.
Media coverage of the recent Dr. Seuss controversy are rooted in both a lack of awareness of the challenges and realities of maintaining collections and a false understanding of history.
Published in 1991, the tale of over-educated, under-employed young people who lament the broken world they’ve inherited speaks to the concerns of today’s youth.
Created in response to Sherlock Holmes, detective Martin Hewitt is less operatic and more pragmatic.
All-boys’ schools often choose texts for English study written by men. But the sexism goes beyond that. They are more likely to shy away from any exploration of gender in literature.
Where solitary reading drives us into ourselves, reading aloud can be a deeply sensuous experience
Just when you think you’ve had enough of detectives behaving badly, along comes Claire DeWitt. She is, frankly, a beautifully written mess.
Christie used her Belgian sleuth to unpick ideas of England and Englishness.
Want to read more but feel overwhelmed or struggle to find the time? Here are five tips to help you on your way.
Books can help children develop a sense of identity. But when characters of color are portrayed negatively, that can send a wrong message to kids.
Summer is the time for road trips — and books that can take you on a journey of discovery.
A rich diversity of Canadian Jewish experience is reflected in the poems of Miriam Waddington and the prose of Adele Wiseman, Fredelle Bruser Maynard, Helen Weinzweig and Shirley Faessler.
Rereading Harry Potter during the COVID-19 pandemic means finding new ways of identifying with the characters, especially in the seventh book, where Harry finds himself struggling with isolation.
Results from the world’s longest running large-scale international assessment of maths and science show Australia has significantly improved in Year 8 maths and science, and Year 4 science.
A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
A stark divide in the response to the film suggests a deep disconnect between media elites and the rest of the country.
Rather than presenting a disability as an obstacle, life writing can explore the joys, frustrations and creativity of living with disability or Deafness.
Trixie Belden wasn’t as pretty as her best friend, or a cool as Nancy Drew. But she had a ‘mental computer’ for solving mysteries and a non-judgmental moral core.
Kevin Brophy’s favourite detective — Kurt Wallander — has aged just ahead of him, made mistakes and lived vividly.
Research shows action is needed to get more kids reading for pleasure – especially those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds.