In such a small country,
it seems a famous author (dead or alive)
is never very far away :)

Purses handcrafted from books by Novel Creations

And periodically,
a lot of them congregate at literature festivals :)

Check these out

March 1 - 10, 2013
Tickets on sale now

Bath will host over 150 events for 10 days in March
Featured authors include J.K. RowlingHilary Mantel
P.D. JamesKate MossePat BarkerHarriet Walter
Darcey BussellSandi ToksvigRobert FiskGavin Esler
A.N. WilsonAllan LittleBen Goldacre and many more

Graphic art available via Hair Brained Schemes

March 16 - 24, 2013
Tickets on sale now

Over 160 events are now listed, with more to come
Some big names include Booker winners Julian Barnes and Hilary Mantel,
former Cabinet minister Jack Straw, novelist Alexander McCall Smith,
broadcaster Nick Robinson, Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, 
children's novelists Cornelia Funke, Anthony Horowitz, 
and Sue Townsend of 'Adrian Mole' fame

Hay Festival of Literature (Wales)
May 23 - June 2, 2013

Tickets now on sale to see John le Carré, Carl Bernstein, 
Elif Shafak, Christy Moore and Dana O'Briain
More event details to be released in April

September 27 - October 6, 2013 
No current information available

October 4 - 13, 2013
No current information available

Bookmark I made the other day with the kids

An English mom recently told me 
classic literature is not being taught in their school anymore
and being replaced by modern books to grab students' interest in reading

I have mixed feelings about that
While I see their point of nurturing the love of reading (so important),
 how can students not be introduced to classic literature, 
especially in England, the birthplace of so many famous written words?

What do you think?
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