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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day –  a big celebration of reading and books when millions of vouchers are given out to help get kids into reading. If you don’t get a voucher today, don’t worry because you can enjoy thousands … Continue reading

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Free Love

Immerse yourself in love this Valentine’s Day by visiting Great Writers Inspire. Here are some ebooks from the Oxford Text Archive which can be downloaded for free, and there are many more to discover in the Library. Love and Friendship … Continue reading

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Happy National Poetry Day from Great Writers Inspire!

Today is National Poetry Day here in the UK. This is a day to celebrate poetry in all its many forms, and right across the country people will be writing, reading, sharing and discussing poetry. The theme this year is … Continue reading

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Join the Campaign: Digitising the Bodleian’s copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Get involved with the Bodleian Library’s Sprint for Shakespeare Campaign, dedicated to generating the support and funds necessary for the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford to safely digitise their copy of the 1623 Shakespeare First Folio. While you … Continue reading

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Aphra Behn and the Restoration Theatre

This essay is the second of four distilled from a lecture series on Aphra Behn given by Dr. Abigail Williams of the University of Oxford and adapted for the Great Writers Inspire project by Kate O’Connor. Click here to see … Continue reading

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The iPad in the Library

For the past two weeks (still early days) I have been using an IPad to start work on research for a new book. A very superficial part of me thought that the mere fact of writing on something sexy would … Continue reading

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University of Adelaide Authors

Can our posts not keep pace with your voracious appetites to know more about your favourite authors? Never fear: Check out the University of Adelaide’s eBooks@Adelaide. In addition to free Creative Commons ebooks online (and links to free ebooks from … Continue reading

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Listen: Francis Leneghan on Beowulf

The title of this collaborative project, ‘The Great Writers Project’, naturally brings up several questions, most importantly of which is, ‘What is a Writer?’ In his talk on the Old English poem Beowulf, Francis Leneghan discusses that very concern. The … Continue reading

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LibriVox: Free audio books online

We just wanted to let you know about a great resource of which you may not have heard: LibriVox, a website where volunteers read public domain books and create free audiobooks anyone can download. They also provide links to information … Continue reading

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