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Master of the Month - C. S. Lewis

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C S Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis / C. S. Lewis November 1898 - November 1963

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me". C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis or better known as C. S. Lewis is many things including an academic, a lay theologian, a medievalist, an essayist but most famous as a writer. Lewis wrote more than thirty books in differing genres making his works touch and inspire all across the world. Lewis was a committed Christian and even broadcasted discussions with his beliefs including 'Mere Christianity', 1941. Lewis had lost his faith during adolescence but his friend J. R. R. Tolkien encouraged him to join the church once more. They later created a literary group together at Oxford University called the Inklings. The Inklings wanted to appreciate and share their enthusiasm for narrative fiction and fantasy which then lead Lewis to begin his famous trilogy The Chronicles of Narnia, his bestselling works to date.  

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Master of the Month - Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde October 1854 - November 1900

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Wilde, 1892

Oscar Wilde, probably one of the most flamboyant and witty poets to grace our pages did live quite a fulfilling life full of art lecturing, marriage and many notable awards for his works. This was until he had an affair with a younger man and was then arrested for 'gross indecency', this unfortunate  event lead to imprisonment, poverty then a lonely death.

Wilde's most famous works consist of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), his most questionable work at the time, it was shunned and deemed immoral by the Victorian public, but is now embraced and categorised as one of his best works. However, as a dramatist his satirical work was well received with such plays as Ideal Husband (1895), Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and of course The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).

The Picture of Dorian Gray 

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Product Review – Book Darts/Page Nibs

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Book darts

Book Darts or page nibs are essentially small placeholders for any budding writer, reader or idea maker. Sometimes there is a part of a book that you want to reread or a line that struck a chord of inspiration. Book darts are small enough that they won’t make your pages clunky, but large enough to make the marked page found easily. This item is great for students and review enthusiasts too, rather than buying an expensive book and highlighting the areas worth studying, you can mark them with the clips.  Unlike paperclips the book darts don’t leave creases, therefore if you are returning your book to the store they shouldn’t notice its use. The darts are made so they don’t fall off the thinnest of pages and come in different shapes to help point to a line or a whole paragraph you are interested in.

For more information visit Amazons most bought book dart here.

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