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12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Watership Down - Richard Adams (1972) Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the… Continue reading 12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

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Strange Cases of Memory Loss

Amnesia can take different forms, which include: long and short term memory loss, as well as the inability to form new memories. Researchers have spent a significant period documenting cases of amnesia, as well as the possible causes. During this time some of the strangest cases that have been recorded include: Ansel Bourne The inspiration… Continue reading Strange Cases of Memory Loss

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Lesser known characters from LOTR

The Mouth of Sauron In the movies we only saw the Mouth of Sauron once and we certainly never heard him referenced by his name. In actuality “The Mouth of Sauron” actually speaks directly to Sauron and is one of the truly evil characters in the book. He is a thorn in the side of… Continue reading Lesser known characters from LOTR

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King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

King Arthur is the subject of many legends and stories that have survived throughout the ages. The king became an influential leader during his reign in the 5th century, gaining the title ‘The One True King of the Britons.’ This was because the kingdom he left behind believed that he would return to defend the… Continue reading King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

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History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

Fantasy became popular to some extent in around 1945, and has now become quite popular in the 21st century. Fantasy Television Fantasy television has become a hugely popular part of the genre today, incorporating content such as supernatural forces, magic and the exotic world of fantasies. Fantasy television has mostly been based on tales from… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction – TV and beyond

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History of Fantasy Fiction

From the very beginning, the components of the supernatural and the fantastic, were a part of literature. The first ever introduced fantastic literature was done by some famous authors like George MacDonald (1824 –1905). As we moved on towards the 20th century, author J. R. R. Tolkien published the very famous ‘The Lord of the… Continue reading History of Fantasy Fiction

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Brothers Grimm Facts

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) were German authors and philologists who coined some of the foremost fairy tales in English literature. They produced the Grimm Fairy Tales, a publication comprised of 209 stories to be exact. Renowned examples of stories that were part of this collection were Rapunzel, Hansel and… Continue reading Brothers Grimm Facts

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The Brothers Grimm

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm were two German siblings who became renowned for their collaboration as authors, prolific researchers and lexicographers among others. They are best known for their work “Grimm Fairy Tales”. This effectively led to the birth of the modern study of folklore. While some of their literary work is meant for children,… Continue reading The Brothers Grimm

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Real “warrior princesses” (part 2)

From Elizabeth I to Olga of Kiev, we have already come across the top 5 women in the world to be recognized as real warrior princesses. Now it is time to take a look at the rest of the 5 real warrior princesses of the world. 6- Rani Lakshmibai Rani Lakshmibai is one of the… Continue reading Real “warrior princesses” (part 2)