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Crime writer @DameDeniseMina  joins @KatyFBrand  on the latest episode of the #PenguinPodcast  🐧🎧 Tune in to hear about her journey as a writer, the structure of a good crime novel and more...

The humanity and wit revealed in Seneca's interpretation of Stoicism is a moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind. Get your @KindleUK  copy of Letters from a Stoic for only 99p this April.

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We're all in agreement that Beloved, Pride and Prejudice and Slaughterhouse-Five are masterpieces, but what about their author's other books? Our editors make the case for five essential novels you might have overlooked.

‘If you're into art, film, music, quantum theory, philosophy, literary theory and lots more in between, you'll love this book. But strap up; it's a wild ride through an uproarious mind.’

‘If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.’ Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood#ThursdayThoughts 

Bored of your own living room? Here we take a look inside the homes of some of literature's greatest writers (and discover the stories behind them).

‘After the corona crisis began, I felt too anxious to read. Until I started doing it out loud.’

‘Nowadays, I get PTSD just looking at a sieve.’ ICYMI, @MarianKeyes  spoke about her writing process, previous works, reading during the corona crisis, and a potential #LipstickWorldCup  in our inaugural #AtHomeWithPenguin  event 🏠🐧 Catch up here:

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‘Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.’ Happy#RoaldDahlDay , one and all! Which Roald Dahl story made you believe in magic?

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The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. Rest in peace, Sir Terry Pratchett.

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Best last lines in literature: ➡️ ‘He loved Big Brother.’ ➡️ ‘So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’ ➡️ ‘After all, tomorrow is another day.’ ➡️ ‘It's ..........Rebekah Vardy's account.’

‘The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.’ William Wordsworth, born #onthisday  in 1770. #TuesdayThoughts 

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‘Autumn is my season, dear. It is, after all, the season of the soul.’ ? Virginia Woolf#AutumnEquinox 

‘You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.’ James Baldwin, born #onthisday  in 1924. #ThursdayThoughts 

‘I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.’ Mary Wollstonecraft, died #onthisday  in 1797.

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‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ Maya Angelou, born #onthisday  in 1928.

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‘I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.’ Anne Frank, died #onthisday  in 1945. #TuesdayThoughts 

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