The Lost Generation: Literature of the American Jazz Age

The Lost Generation: Literature of the American Jazz Age

The Jazz Age is one of the most significant cultural movements in American history. Coinciding with the Roaring Twenties, the Prohibition Era, and women being granted the right to vote, the era that spanned from the First World War up to the Wall Street Crash in 1929 was a period of considerable social reform. With […]

A Brief History of the Harlem Renaissance

The History of the Harlem Renaissance

Discover a brief history of the preeminent period and the brilliant literary works that placed Harlem on the creative map, acting as catalysts for change that would eventually contribute to the civil rights movement. Table of Contents When was the Harlem Renaissance? The period of the Harlem Renaissance between the 1910s and the 1930s was […]

Classic Books for Teens – Timeless Reads for Young Booklovers

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Inspire nostalgia or introduce these classic books for teens. These beautiful classic books will make thoughtful gifts for the teens in your life. From famous classic novels like The Three Musketeers, Emma, and Anne of Green Gables, to novels by Virginia Woolf and Sigrid Undset, this gifting list is perfect for when you don’t know […]

The Railway Children: An Extract by E. Nesbit

This charming children’s story by E. Nesbit follows the adventures of three siblings after their father is accused of being a spy and mysteriously disappears. Bobbie, Peter, and Phyllis move from their London home to Three Chimney’s Cottage in the countryside. There, they discover the wonders of a railway behind their new house. The children […]

Top Classic Yoga Books for International Yoga Day

Classic Yoga Books for Internation Yoga Day

Three Essential Classic Yoga Books for International Yoga Day Yoga is the ancient art of connecting your mind, heart and body, and is traditionally believed to bring the soul closer to enlightenment. The physical and spiritual activity originated in India over 5,000 years ago, aiming to still your thoughts and bring balance to your life. […]

Euclid’s Elements – Oliver Byrne’s Geometric Masterpiece

Despite being printed over a century ago, Oliver Byrne’s stunning edition of Euclid’s Elements continues to be one of the most beautiful expositions in the world of mathematical publishing. Scattered across each page in brilliant reds, yellows and blues are triangles, squares and circles in a myriad of combinations with intersecting lines and numbers. These intricate figures […]

Gothic Love Poems: Haunting Poems for Lovers of the Macabre

Featuring work from the likes of Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, and Christina Rossetti, the gothic love poems on this list are perfect for dark declarations of love on Valentine’s Day. Particularly good for lovers of the macabre and those in favour of something a little less sickly-sweet, these anti-valentine poems are hauntingly beautiful, touching […]

Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts: Classic Romance Books

Discover a wonderful list of romantic Valentine’s Day gifts, perfect for new partners, long-time lovers, friends, or even family members. This list features gift ideas in all shapes and sizes so that you can show those closest to you a little extra love this February. Whether you’re after a sensual gift for a lover or a […]

Sympathy – A Poem By Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar I know what the caged bird feels, alas!    When the sun is bright on the upland slopes;   When the wind stirs soft through the springing grass,   And the river flows like a stream of glass;    When the first bird sings and the first bud opes,   And the faint perfume from its chalice steals—I […]