Spotlight on… Wilkie Collins

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
“Silence is safe.” The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins   English novelist, William Wilkie Collins was born in 1824 in London. He started inventing...

Culture: The Moonstone and detective fiction

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Wilkie Collins wrote The Moonstone in 1868. It was an immediate success and it has been a best seller ever since. It tells the story of the Moonstone,...

History: The Grand Tour

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Wilkie Collins’ father, William Collins, was a landscape painter and, in 1836, he left England with his young family in search of inspiration in Europe....

TV: The Woman in White – adapted by the BBC 2018

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Earlier this year the BBC broadcast a five part TV series based on Wilkie Collins’ 1860 novel, The Woman in White. The complicated story revolves around...

Spotlight on… H.G. Wells and The Time Machine

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
“It’s against reason,” said Filby. “What reason?” said the Time Traveller.” The Time Machine by H.G. Wells,   H.G....

Culture: The War of the Worlds

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds, about a Martian attack on the Earth, was written in 1898. In 1938 the famous actor Orson Welles (1915-1985)...