The Boomerang

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On August 3, 2016, I published the following post on Book Riot.

10 Things You Need to Know about the Exeter Book


Did you think that English literature began with Beowulf?

Think again.

The book that is considered the beginning of English literature is a medieval manuscript known as the Exeter Book. The Exeter Book contains religious and secular poems, placed side by side with riddles written in double entendres that will make you blush.

Here are ten things you should know about the Exeter Book.

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In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

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