From photographs exposing clandestine relationships to the global atrocities of British colonialism, we take a look at the rogue royals who have both shaped and shocked the British identity and our relationship with Queen and Monarchy. Take a look at our curated list which shows the best books discussing the biggest royal scandals of the last 150 years.
The first use of the term “Graphic Novel” was seen in 1964 when it was coined by the writer Richard Kyle in his essay, “The Future of Comics”. But the first widely accepted graphic novel was a 1978 book, A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner as he tried to bring a more sophisticated and adult twist to the comic format in the United States, which then in turn inspired the likes of Frank Miller and his incredible, The Dark Knight Returns in 1986 and Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Award-winning story, Maus in 1980. I could go on and mention the likes of Alan Moore with his Watchmen series or V for Vendetta. The point I’m trying to make is that graphic novels have been around for a long time; they were born from comics and used as tools to tell more hard-hitting and darker tales.
Being able to devour a book a week is a normal activity for some, but an impossibility for others. Some people happily take months to finish one novel. However you read, it’s important to remember that it’s not a race. The most important part of reading is your personal enjoyment of it. For those who find it tough to dig into their ever growing book pile, or want to join in book discussions but don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a list of brilliant easy read books for adults.
This list focuses on fiction, but watch this space for more! Whether it’s time constraints, difficulties reading, or just been ages since you’ve picked up a book, we’ve got the best recommendations of easy reads to foster a love for fiction, and build a habit out of reading.
This month we’re taking a look at the most wished for books by our lovely customers over at Wob.com. There are million-copy bestsellers and modern classic texts that everyone needs to read at some point. This top 10 most wished for books on 2022 so far might not be as predictable as you think! Read on to discover our fantastic new wishlist feature, making your book-browsing sessions even smoother.
At Wob, we always love to have a bit of fun finding new fiction and rediscovering old favourites. This month, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at fellow B Corp, Flawsome! Drinks to talk all things books and all things fruit! We’ve decided to share our ultimate list of fruity fiction – now, it’s not just fiction that talks about fruit, but fiction books that feature fruit in the title. Check out how many of the titles on our list you’ve read!
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Costa Book Awards, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the UK. The awards aims to showcase and celebrate the best of literature by writers living in the UK and Ireland. Nominations are submitted by publishers into five categories, and we’re excited to share the winners of each category below.