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  • The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling Creative commons image Icon By Morgan Johnston (originally posted to Flickr as Balmoral Hotel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling

    By Professor Nicola Watson

    In January 2007, J.K. Rowling finished writing 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' in a room at the Balmoral Hotel...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Jul 2017

  • The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling

    The Writer's Room: J.K. Rowling Creative commons image Icon By Morgan Johnston (originally posted to Flickr as Balmoral Hotel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Jul 2017
    In January 2007, J.K. Rowling finished writing 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' in a room at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. What drives literary...
  • Sartre & de Beauvoir, Guevara & Castro: When the existentialists met the revolutionaries Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Alberto Korda
    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Nov 2016

  • Sartre & de Beauvoir, Guevara & Castro: When the existentialists met the revolutionaries

    Sartre & de Beauvoir, Guevara & Castro: When the existentialists met the revolutionaries Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Alberto Korda
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Nov 2016
    The French writers and the Cuban revolutionaries spent some time together in 1960
  • Jorge Luis Borges: A short reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Grete Stern

    Jorge Luis Borges: A short reading list

    By The OpenLearn team

    "My father's library has been the chief event in my life...the truth is that I have never emerged from it" wrote...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Aug 2016

  • Jorge Luis Borges: A short reading list

    Jorge Luis Borges: A short reading list Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Grete Stern
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Aug 2016
    "My father's library has been the chief event in my life...the truth is that I have never emerged from it" wrote Borges. Perhaps; but works by and about the...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson on Shakespeare's craft Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Library of Congress
    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2016

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson on Shakespeare's craft

    Ralph Waldo Emerson on Shakespeare's craft Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Library of Congress
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 21 Apr 2016
    The American poet and essayist pays tribute to the skill of the British poet and playwright.
  • Mark Twain on whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Napoleon Sarony / New York Library Digital Collections

    Mark Twain on whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare

    By Mark Twain

    Was the work of Shakespeare really cooked up by Bacon? Mark Twain recounts a long journey and a longer argument.

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Apr 2016

  • Mark Twain on whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare

    Mark Twain on whether Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Napoleon Sarony / New York Library Digital Collections
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Apr 2016
    Was the work of Shakespeare really cooked up by Bacon? Mark Twain recounts a long journey and a longer argument.
  • OpenLearn Live: 14th October 2015 Creative commons image Icon lettera27 under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    OpenLearn Live: 14th October 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The Italian writer capturing a double identity; and then more free learning across the day.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Oct 2015

  • OpenLearn Live: 14th October 2015

    OpenLearn Live: 14th October 2015 Creative commons image Icon lettera27 under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Oct 2015
    The Italian writer capturing a double identity; and then more free learning across the day.
  • The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein

    Anatomist and author Professor Alice Roberts dissects one of the earliest examples of Science Fiction, Mary Shelley's...

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    29 Oct 2014

  • The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein

    The Secret Life of Books: Frankenstein Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 29 Oct 2014
    Anatomist and author Professor Alice Roberts dissects one of the earliest examples of Science Fiction, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. 
  • Ten top tips for writing a novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime

    Ten top tips for writing a novel

    By Sally O'Reilly

    Got a novel bursting to get out? These tips from novelist and lecturer Sally O'Reilly may surprise you...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Oct 2014

  • Ten top tips for writing a novel

    Ten top tips for writing a novel Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Oct 2014
    Got a novel bursting to get out? These tips from novelist and lecturer Sally O'Reilly may surprise you...
  • The Secret Life of Books: The episodes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Secret Life of Books: The episodes

    Lose yourself in the plot of each episode from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.

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    Article

    Updated on:

    12 Aug 2014

  • The Secret Life of Books: The episodes

    The Secret Life of Books: The episodes Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 12 Aug 2014
    Lose yourself in the plot of each episode from the BBC Four series The Secret Life of Books.
  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Article

    Updated on:

    10 Jul 2014

  • OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books

    OU on the BBC: The Secret Life of Books Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 10 Jul 2014
    Uncover the secrets of six classic works of fiction that we all know and love.

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  • Women Writers: Voices in Transition

    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new...

    By The iTunes U team

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    Video

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jul 2015

  • Women Writers: Voices in Transition

    Women Writers: Voices in Transition Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 24 Jul 2015
    In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms...
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