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The Controversial Atticus Finch – Harper Lee upsets the masses with Go Set a Watchman

Fifty-five years ago, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what it was about. I’m sure, if there are other intelligent lifeforms in the universe, their kids are taught the text

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How to write the perfect novel and breaking writing ‘rules’

(Originally posted 13th June 2013) The age-old question that no-one can, or ever has, answered. And isn’t that the whole point? Reading is subjective. What I like, you might hate. Take The Catcher in the Rye. Hugely celebrated as genius.

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Stephen King’s ‘banned’ book and what it means for you

(Originally posted 4th July 2012) I read an article today about Stephen King’s Rage not being available to buy in bookshops as a result of it having influenced several teenagers to execute copycat crimes and murder innocent teachers and classmates.

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