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Arts & Literature

Welcome To Arts & Literature where we try to answer questions of a scholarly nature.

If you are looking for information about books then head to Books & Authors. The Arts section covers all sorts of topics like theatre, exhibitions, paintings and much more.

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custardandco
From the pages of the Daily Mail....Q5.  In February, the novelist Jessie Burton admitted she had never enjoyed which novel written by a Bronte sister?
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Badgerdaddy
Green iron card 
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andy-hughes
Is anyone else a fan of the Orphan X series? I found them when the second one was just out, and I have devoured them on issue from then until now. I am part way through re-reading from the first... ...
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smurfchops
Has anyone had any dealings with them?  They are in Tunbridge Wells.  Wondering whether to contact them.  Thanks all.
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barry1010
I've been downloading ebooks from the public libraries for years and when I first started the vast majority of books were available for immediate download. A book that has taken my fancy is out for... ...
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tomkeirstead
6d Simon's pal brewed lager without panic
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Atheist
I've just received Rory's book of memoirs from our local library. 95 pages in and it's fascinating. Have any of you read it?
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Hazlinny
Noticed that the results of the Hidden Books Game are in if anyone interested - quite a lot of interest at the time. https://caboodle.nationalbooktokens.com/hidden-books-game-2023-answers ...
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calda49
Over Xmas I read Dickens Christmas Carol, and wondered if anyone could tell me why the chapters are called staves. I have not come across this in any other literature. Thanks.
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ladybirder
before you throw the books away? Have you got any of these? https://oxbridgehomelearning.uk/blog/the-10-classic-books-you-might-own-that-are-worth-thousands/ Do let us know if you have:-) ...
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andy-hughes
I read my first Stephen King novel decades ago, and I have read around thirty of them since. Like any prolific author, not everything is as good as everything else, but I have to say, having... ...
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barry1010
I am reading a novel and was jarred by a reference to this painting because the author refers to the subject as a woman. I see a man in the painting.  What do you think?
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Jacks10
National Book Tokens  
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barry1010
Anyone read her books?  I very much enjoy her Piercy novels and her Roget series.  My wife gets engrossed in them, too. I am going to start the Martha Gunn series soon.  Will I be... ...
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sandyRoe
...of the human form that artists use?
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hiflier
A famous artist once painted the view from his lounge window. A friend dropped by, saw the picture and remarked that the painter had omitted a tree on the lawn. The artist went outside and... ...
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hiflier
'I know what they put in the sauce tartare, the sauce tartare in the restaurant car'. And as a result he couldn't be charged -- whether for his meal or with murder I do not know. But can anyone... ...
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Khandro
From the Oxford Book of Short Poems; https://ibb.co/4NGmsxq James was an old friend.  Night, night. ...
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megfitz
There is a book written by Neville Shute about a nan successfully treated in a local hospital  who then revives the local shipbuilding industry, it's one I read many years ago and would like to... ...
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calmck
I was cleaning out my books and decided to re read the  Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun, light reading for those who know how intelligent their fur babies are. The final two in the series... ...

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