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    Lockdown literary list

    From F. Scott Fitzgerald’s decadent parties in the Roaring 20s to Hilary Mantel’s Tudor-set Wolf Hall trilogy, here’s our choice of books to add to your literary list during lockdown.

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    Staying in? Meet your new boxset addictions

    Looking for your next boxset obsession? Well, grab the remote because you’re in the right place. There’s so much brilliant telly around at the moment and a huge proportion of it comes courtesy of Netflix and Amazon prime (Life before streaming sites? Nope, don’t remember that). But there’s also some great BBC dramas in there […]

  • March books: read me this month

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let us tell you a story.

  • Muddy meets David Walliams

    The stage version of David Walliam's Billionaire Boy comes to Leicester this month - we meet the man behind the book.

  • Comfy, cosy, and creative places to curl up and read a book

    Some of the best spots across Leicestershire and Rutland for getting stuck into a good book.

  • Unmissable culture to book now

    Here are some of the hottest cultural tickets for Leicestershire and Rutland coming in spring 2020 - book now and see you there!

  • The 5 best books out February

    We’ve got five Feb fancies for your delectation. Read all about ’em right here… Book of the month My Wild And Sleepless Nights by Clover Stroud As a rule, I don’t read books or blogs about motherhood. I find them boring. I’m deep in the midst of the heavy-lifting parenting years myself, with two primary school age children […]

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    12 comedy shows to book now

    There's a month-long worth of belly laughs to be had as the Leicester Comedy Festival is back in town. Here's a few highlights to watch out for this February.

  • Happy new year, happy new read!

    What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck intoone of these enthralling new literary picks.

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    Book now! The 2020 cultural picks you must not miss

    There's a ridiculous amount of amazing art, books, film, TV, music and theatre landing this year. Get that calendar out pronto – it’s going to be a busy year.

  • Christmas rapping

    Watch out John Lewis! IKEA's and M&S's Christmas adverts are bonkers and brilliant! Watch, laugh and tell us your favourite.

  • Everyone’s talking about…

    Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

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