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    Prose Coins. What are they and why are they here?

    December 5, 2016 Articles, Featured, Monday Blogs

    We have a very rare thing over on Prose.

    It’s a reading and writing community with a huge number of talented individuals sharing their words, and despite it being social media; it retains an air of creativity, positivity, and overwhelming support. It also doesn’t have ads popping up every few seconds, spoiling your reading and writing pleasure. We know you like that.

    Whilst Prose truly is unique, it takes a lot of time and money to run …

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    More huts & cabins within which words are written

    December 3, 2016 Articles, Featured

    Few things tug on the heart of a writer as much as an array of writing huts and cabins. We all want one, few have one, and people who do have one are, to be frank, lucky we haven’t moved into theirs. So let’s have a look at those little dwellings within which a lucky few are able to happily write.

    #1 – Mark Twain was our Throwback Thursday this week, so it seemed only right to …

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    Throwback Thursday: Mark Twain

    December 1, 2016 Articles, TBT

    I reckon Samuel Langhorne Clemens changed ‘is name t’Mark Twain simply ‘cause it just rolled off th’tongue bett’r.

    He was born on th’thirtieth day o’ November in the year one-thousand, eight-hundred ‘n’ thirty-five, in the United States of America, on the same day Halley’s Comet made i’s way t’Earth. And y’know what? Mr. Twain done predicted he’d die th’same day that comet returned, and that he did, on th’twenty-first day o’ April in th’year one-thousand, nine-hundred …

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    BBYD – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

    November 30, 2016 Featured, Guest Blog, Prose Blog

    We continue with our Books Before You Die feature about the books we are urged by people to read. Whilst living, as the title would suggest.

    No rules, no genres, eras or predefined parameters; just that the books suggested are the opinion of the individuals and that they feel jolly strongly about the fact that we simply must read them.

    Once again we hear a different voice and a different point of view. Carrie from our Letters From Prison …

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    Beautiful Art Made from Gorgeous Books

    November 26, 2016 Articles, Featured, Prose Blog

    Writing is an art form. A book, more often than not, can be a piece of creativity to be enjoyed over and over again. This concept has been taken a step further by inspired artists through the years, who have created some stunning pieces of art that are entirely crafted from books themselves. 

    #1 – “Derailing my train of thought” is a book sculpture by Thomas Wightman, designed to convey the effects of OCD on a person’s …

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    Throwback Thursday: C.S. Lewis

    November 24, 2016 Articles, Prose Blog, TBT

    For this week’s Throwback Thursday, A takes a detailed and curious look at a favourite of many and mainstay of generations of childhoods; C.S.Lewis. Over to you, A.

    “Mr. Frodo, how’s your latest book coming along?”

    “Coming along well, Sam, what about yours?”

    “The latest adventure of Narnia is riveting, to say the least. I can’t wait to see how it unravels…The task of [us] modern educator[s] is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. I …

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    How Prison Mums Read Stories to their kids and The Short Sentence Paradigm  

    November 23, 2016 Articles, Featured

    Today we hear from Carrie, who has grown so much as a result of our weekly Prison Creative Workshop. She looks at how prison effects Mothers, and how they have implemented a scheme to stop families suffering; and explains why there is a revolving door on the front of the prison.

    Visits in prison are very important. We are lucky to be here because the prison is very family orientated. We are encouraged to keep in …

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    We Love Indie Bookstores: meet ‘Emily’s Bookshop’

    November 21, 2016 Articles, Guest Blog, Monday Blogs, Prose Blog

    Yes, we may have just launched Prose Bookstore where we intend to rival the likes of Kindle, Kobo and iBooks; but we will always have a love of physical bookstores. And if they are Indie Bookstores, then we shall continue to champion them until the end of days. Today we head to England’s beautiful Cotswolds and have a browse and a book sniff in the charming and wonderful Emily’s Bookshop, recently renamed from A Festival …

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    Ten of the most beautiful modern libraries from around the world.

    November 19, 2016 Featured, Prose Blog

    It’s been a while since we tapped into that love of #libraryporn and lusted over some buildings dedicated to books. We’ve had old and gnarly, gilt edged and baroque – but only a few sleek and modern ones. So, behold the supermodels of the library world. Enjoy yourself, no one’s watching.

    #1 – Geisel Library is the main library building of the University of California, San Diego Library. It is named in honor of Audrey and …

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