National Storytelling Week: Storytelling 101

Once upon a time humans started telling stories. This sounds vague, but it’s actually pretty accurate, as humans and stories seem about as old as each other. Storytelling appears to have just happened, and has thankfully kept on happening ever since. Next ...

Winnie the Pooh Day

“What day is it?”, asked Winnie the Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh. ― A.A. Milne   Today, January 18th, is the birthday of author A.A. Milne. And it is thus, that today we celebrate what I believe to ...

The birth of Penguin

Penguin and Random House officially united on 1st July 2013 to create Penguin Random House, the world’s first truly global trade book publisher… but when did it all start? And how did books become available to the masses – something we ...

Wicked Word Trivia

It’s time for a quick bit of wicked trivia for you  –  namely where the words ‘wicked’ (as in good), ‘daiquiri’ and ‘T-shirt’ came from. F. Scott Fitzgerald, now best known for ‘The Great Gatsby’, managed to introduce the words into ...

All About the Suffragettes

For today’s post, we’re taking a look at the Suffragette movement and how it forever changed British politics. Angered by their place in society and economic situation, women, mainly of an upper and middle-class background, struggled to gain ...