One of the oldest books of English literature in the world - created more than 1,000 years ago - is now available for anyone to browse online for the first time.
The Exeter Book is one of the four most significant verse manuscripts to survive from the Anglo-Saxon period and contains the vast majority of all surviving Old English poetry. Its origins are a mystery.
The new website and digital technology gives a fascinating glimpse into the production of the book, allowing people to explore doodles made a century ago of people and even an angel.
Devon author Kate Vane’s flash fiction appears in Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 , a new anthology which is published on Thursday 30 March.
The featured authors were challenged to write a 100-word story including as many adverbs as possible.
Kate said, “Most new writers use too many adverbs. I think it goes back to our schooldays, when teachers encouraged us to put adverbs in stories so we could learn how to use them. Creative writing tutors and manuals always tell you to cut them.”
The challenge in the anthology turned that advice on its head.
Tickets are on sale to hear award-winning author, director and theatre-maker, Stella Duffy OBE, give an exclusive talk at Exeter Library on her latest novel ‘London Lies Beneath’.
Based on a true story, London Lies Beneath is Duffy’s first novel in four years and at 6pm on Friday 4th November the public are invited to Exeter Library to hear the authors own thoughts on her latest book.
Stella Duffy has written thirteen novels, over fifty short stories and ten plays. London Lies Beneath is Duffy’s 14th novel and tells the story of three families and the tragedy that will...
The man who brought us revolting children, the wonderful Mr. Willy Wonka and the gruesome Mr and Mrs Twits turns 100 today and although he is no longer alive, he still continues to put a smile on children and adults faces around the world with his magical storytelling.
Born on 13th September 1916 in Cardiff, Roald Dahl’s writing adventure did not begin until the 1940s where after his time as a fighter pilot with the RAF, he was appointed by Lord Balfour as an assistant air attaché at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. During this time he met the noted novelist C.S. Forester who...
Your opportunity to experience the oldest book of English literature in existence. Written in about 970AD, the Exeter Book is the oldest of only four surviving books of Anglo-Saxon literature anywhere in the world. Much admired for its beautiful writing and the quality of its verse, this unique book of poetry has been at Exeter Cathedral since Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, gave it to his church in around 1072. Within its 246 pages are some 40 poems and nearly 100 poetic riddles.
Earlier this year the Exeter Book was granted UNESCO Memory of the World status, signalling its ‘...
Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Francesca Simon and Darren Shan will be amongst the line up of top children’s authors taking part in Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during the October half term.
exetreme imagination takes place from 25 October to 1 November with a packed programme of author events, creative workshops, exhibitions and performances at venues across the city.
Andy Stanton, award-winning author of the Mr Gum series, will be sharing stories, jokes and true-life tales about being a writer. Babette Cole, author of over 70 books, including...
Tickets go on sale on Monday 28 July for the sixth annual Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, taking place Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st September.
The festival, which attracts international interest, has grown year upon year and attracts some of the nation’s top authors.
The line-up for this year’s event includes best-selling and prize-winning author Paddy Ashdown who will discuss his new book, The Cruel Victory: the French Resistance and the Battle for the Vercors 1944.
Inventor, scientist and originator of the Gaia theory James Lovelock will also be at the...