Spotlight on... The House of the Seven Gables

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
“Life is made up of marble and mud.” The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne   American author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born...

Culture: American Gothic

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Gothic literature is now more commonly known as ‘horror’ and features dark, supernatural elements intended to shock and disturb the reader. Typical...

History: The Salem Witch Trials

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in a town called Salem in Massachusetts, USA, which was associated with witches in the 1690s. It was a time when most...

Cinema: Into the Woods

27/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Into the woods was originally a Broadway musical inspired by various fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Rapunzel. It had all...

Spotlight on... James Joyce and Dubliners

08/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Though their life was modest, they believed in eating well. Dubliners (Arabia) by James Joyce   James Joyce was born in 1882 in Dublin. He is best...

Culture: Bloomsday

08/06/2018 by Victoria Heward
Bloomsday is a celebration of the life and works of James Joyce which takes place every year on June  in Dublin and cities around the world. The day is...