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I can think of at least two films that honour today’s author by calling him Mister Edgar Allan Poe, who died today in 1849 at the age of only 40.  If you want to know which they are, I reveal the answers …

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Calling all lovers of The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, etc. etc.  Anyone who likes dystopian literature, or the struggles of the one against the many, against the State.  Here I go again, getting HIGHLY excited about a radio dramatisation that …

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You may have heard the phrase ‘suffering for their art’, or used it yourself?  DH Lawrence, who was born today in 1885, must surely epitomise this sentiment …       “If you could only tell them that living and …

Literary Anniversaries: 11 September Read More »

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We’ve all got our obsessions, and our favourites, be that authors, sportsmen, or other celebrities. Personally, I’ve got about 10 signed Terry Pratchett First Editions … and that’s ignoring the fact that William Shakespeare is my ‘bestie’, as most people …

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Here’s a challenge to students, parents, staff and anyone associated with the school: show us your extreme summer reading!

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We’re really enjoying reading your comments and feedback – please keep them coming.  one of the suggestions we received was to have an email address you could send messages and attachments such as pictures to – so here it is! …

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First, a massive thank you to those of you who are visiting the blog – especially the regulars.  July has been the first month ever where we reached over 2,000 page views, and we’ll be pretty close to 3,000 by …

Blogging as usual over the summer Read More »

Wondering what to expect of an English Literature degree? Or what it is like to study creative writing? Lancaster University are holding English Literature and Creative Writing taster days on Wednesday, 11th February and Wednesday, April 29th. The events will …

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