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Why books are a lifeline for prisoners

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Updated 07 Apr 2014
The Independent's Terence Blacker was on a visit to a prison to talk about the benefits of reading, when he heard about the ban on books. Where...

The Persians by Aeschylus

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Updated 19 Nov 2013
In this Greek tragedy, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.

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Approaching poetry

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Intermediate Level Duration 20 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of...

Approaching prose fiction

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Intermediate Level Duration 20 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary...

Approaching literature: Reading Great Expectations

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Intermediate Level Duration 15 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit considers some of the different ways of reading Great Expectations, based on the type of genre the book belongs to. This is one of the...