Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dystopian novels are chiming with people

19 Of My Favourite Fahrenheit 451 Quotes – Book Riot Say what you will about Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un, et al, there’s no denying we live in interesting times. One ‘literary’ consequence of this appears to be the resurgence of key works of … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The 35 Best Lines From Jane Eyre

This Book Riot Booknerdlandia post [from April 21st] is a celebration of the wit and wisdom contained in Charlotte Brontë’s seminal work, Jane Eyre. You could do worse than give this classic of English literature a chance; read it – you won’t … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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21 Phrases You Use Without Realising You’re Quoting Shakespeare

This, from Mental_Floss is quite fun. Just watch out for the American spellings! 😉 “William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognisable; phrases like “To … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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13 words we borrowed from Arabic

Arabic is one of the five most spoken languages in the world, with some 400 million users. It’s also one of the most ancient, varied and beautifully scripted languages in existence. Its influence on Spanish since the time of the … Continue reading

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