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See reviews of books and publications that are essential reading. Check out the latest novels, book festivals and interviews with authors here.

shaherazad umbreen, reading featured
28
Mar

Why reading is so important to the empowerment movement

Article provided by Shaherazad Umbreen, Shoe Empowerment Officer, Shoes by Shaherazad and author of innovative toolkit, Each Other After a long day’s work, what purer pleasure is there than being able to climb into your pyjamas, hunker down under the duvet and lose yourself in a good book? Books can transport us back in time...
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London's Big Read 2019 featured
07
Mar

Voting now open for London’s Big Read 2019 celebrating female empowerment

Voting is now open for London’s BIG READ 2019 campaign which is celebrating female empowerment. Londoners are being called to action to vote for their ‘favourite book of 2019’. Fourteen books have been selected across fiction and non-fiction under a theme of female empowerment. A range of titles including poetry, middle grade and YA, have...
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01
Mar

The ten things that separate winners: What are you reading? | Part Two

The average person reads somewhere between two to four books a year. The average CEO reads that same amount per month. Yes, you read that right. These busy, successful people are even at the top when it comes to reading! I know that you are probably thinking that this is impossible, but you can do...
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27
Apr

Recommended Read: New Manager Secrets | Alison Miles-Jenkins

Get practical answers to the ‘how do I …’ questions and challenges managers face daily If you’re a manager at any level ‘New Manager Secrets’ will transform your management skills. With its focus on practical application of top techniques, tips and know-how you can instantly accelerate your success as a manager and your career. It...
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20
Nov

Reading redefined with Reading In Heels

Reading, Redefined? Reading in Heels has just launched with the aim of putting the pleasure back into reading, taking the guesswork out of finding books you actually want to read, and helping women to read more, more often. It’s about being so absorbed by a book that you totally forget about your phone. About slowing...
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books
19
Jun

Seven books that will change the way you see the world

A room of one’s own, Virginia Woolf Written rather as an address than a novel and published as an essay, Virginia Woolf’s exposition on why a woman must have a room of her own if she is to write successfully is one of the most intelligent yet accessible pieces of modernist writing. We see her...
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j.k rowling, world book day featured
02
Mar

JK Rowling tops list of inspirational quotes from female authors on World Book Day

J.K. Rowling has topped a list of the most inspirational quotes from books by female authors. To coincide with World Book Day, a new survey from Powwownow has revealed the most memorable lines, which most inspired us on a daily basis: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.”...
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peter rabbit, beatrix potter feature
28
Jul

Happy 150th Birthday, Beatrix Potter | Celebrating the author, illustrator and scientist

Today marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, best known for her work as a children’s author and for her literary characters such as, Peter Rabbit, Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddle-Duck. Born in 1866 into a privileged family, Potter was taught by her governesses and spent most of her free time in the Lake District...
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