Literature is all too often a victim of misquotation and misattribution. These mistakes, once made, proliferate at an alarming rate, entrenching what John Green never said and what Virginia Woolf said in slightly different words in the public memory. Or should I say public imagination?
Elizabeth Baker talks to the Founder and Editor of The Record Press, York’s new music magazine.
On 2nd March 2021, a young readers’ edition of Michelle Obama’s best-selling autobiography Becoming was released. Having felt inspired by Becoming as a young adult, I was delighted to hear that a young readers edition was going to be published.
If there’s one thing the Florence Given v Slumflower scandal has highlighted, it’s the snobbery surrounding ‘feminist 101’ books. Searching Twitter for both influencers’ names returns Tweets like: ‘loooool not Florence Given and The Slumflower fighting over who monetised the Pinterest quotes they shared on Instagram and put in a book’.
Have you ever considered hiring a professional ghost?
No, not the supernatural kind – the literary kind. Splicing the word “ghostwriter” into two, this professional ghost entices prospective clients with the promise of its own invisibility. It increases its allure by marketing itself as a formless entity detached from its own literary labour.
My parents hate cooking. As a child my dinners came straight from the oven – turkey dinosaurs and potato waffles galore. When they came home from a long day at work, the last thing they wanted to do was toil away in the kitchen, and I was fine with that.
Huddled under the covers, clutching my little torch, reading late into the night is a fond memory of my childhood. Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series was always a firm favourite of mine, and I simply couldn’t hide my delight in seeing it being adapted into a series by the BBC early last year. Despite an array of university deadlines, a global pandemic hit and I had a whole lot of time on my hands. As such, I found myself rushing downstairs at lunchtime to snuggle on the sofa with my younger sister, reliving my childhood, and cherishing every single episode.
We are all counting down the days for the first trip to a pub garden. The sun’s out, you’re reunited with your mates, the first round is in- this is possibly the best day of your life since March 23rd 2020.
Most of us know the importance of bees. But did you know that there are over 200,000 species of bee, in all sorts of colours, some with iridescent stripes that refract light to produce rainbows like an opal? Or that some are as large as the palm of your hand? Have you ever considered that a bee is a long-haired vegetarian – a “hippy wasp”?
Tiegan Dudley It is no secret that today’s culture is extensively encompassed in a virtual world. But with this ever-increasing digital age, could it be possible that these “shiny screens” become the […]