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September 21, 2017

What's new in September 2017

This month, A Dictionary of Chinese Literature, and the 5th edition of Oxford Essential Quotations have been added to the site. Read more >

September 12, 2017

Which reptile are you? [quiz]

Reptiles are fascinating animals that play a large role in our popular fiction. Read more >

September 1, 2017

The world of Jane Austen [timeline]

A a look at some of the key events in Austen’s life. Discover Austen’s world, and its impact on her writing ... Read more >