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June 2020 Wrap Up

  The Modern Mrs Darcy 11/12 AWW2020 – 67/25 Book Bingo – 12/12 The Nerd Daily Challenge 45/52 Dymocks Reading Challenge 23/25 Books and Bites Bingo 15/25 STFU Reading Challenge: 9/12 General Goal –110/165   In June, I managed to read eighteen books in total, fourteen by Australian authors, and all but one of those… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up

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Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

Title: Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts Author: Kathryn Harkup Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: William Shakespeare found dozens of different ways to kill off his characters, and audiences today still enjoy the same reactions – shock, sadness, fear – that they… Continue reading Death by Shakespeare: Snakebites, Stabbings and Broken Hearts by Kathryn Harkup

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World Book Day 2020

Today, the 23rd of April, we celebrate World Book Day, and William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, and the National Library of Australia notes that it also marks the deaths of William Shakespeare (I know, he died the same day he was born, about fifty-two years later), and Miguel… Continue reading World Book Day 2020

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Four hundred years of William Shakespeare

2016 marks 400 years since William Shakespeare died and left the world with the legacy of his plays: the tragedies, the comedies and the histories. It has been 452 years since he was born. Living in the Elizabethan era, and for the last years of his life during the reign of King James the VI… Continue reading Four hundred years of William Shakespeare