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Why Peanuts is still in fashion

First published by the i 5th May 2020 Seventy years since Peanuts comic strips were first published, Snoopy and his friends are as popular, influential and lucrative as ever It’s a scene that sums up our propensity for hope in the face of inevitable failure: a round-headed child called Charlie Brown approaches an American football, … Continue reading

12 facts even the biggest Harry Potter nerd won’t know

First published by Cosmopolitan October 2017 Like the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets deleted mermaid scene It might be 20 years since the first book was released, but that doesn’t mean our passion for Harry Potter shows any sign of dying out. Now, excitingly, there’s a chance to delve even deeper into Hogwarts … Continue reading

The Babysitters Club is back

Published in the iPaper August 2019 The Eighties book series is having a resurgence, with a Netflix series in the pipeline, an Audible release and a graphic novel reworking The premise was simple: a group of American pre-teens form a club for babysitters. But Ann M Martin’s The Baby-Sitters Club (BSC to those in the know)book … Continue reading

The Moomins: Tove Jansson’s feminist legacy

First published by The Guardian on September 26 2017 The Finnish author and illustrator used her books to subtly challenge views on how women should live and behave. Now, those stories are part of an Oxfam campaign to empower women around the world Post-war stories about Finnish trolls might not be the first place you … Continue reading