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Spooky Symbols: The Wasteland

Marshy wasteland

Find out the significance of The Wasteland in spooky and fantasy literature in the latest of the Spooky Symbols series!

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Diverse fantasy: 5 great reads to get you started

Pumpkins of diverse shapes, colours and sizes via Hans at Pixabay

In my last review, I mentioned the difficulties I had in getting used to being thrust into an alien culture as a reader. This response via Twitter made me question whether perhaps we’re so used to the typical fantasy tropes

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The Tale Goes On And Ever On: Tolkien’s Anniversary

Into the wild: Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth heralded a golden age for the keen fantasy reader

Yesterday (3rd January) was the 122nd anniversary of J.R.R. Tolkien’s birth. All over the world, Tolkien scholars, societies and fans alike raised a glass to toast “The Professor” at 9pm wherever they were. At 9pm GMT, I joined my coursemates

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