Spotlight on... Pride and Prejudice

01/12/2017 by Victoria Heward
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane...

Culture: Food in Jane Austen

01/12/2017 by Victoria Heward
Food was very important in Georgian England and often seen as a status symbol, showing how much money and influence a family had. It was important to receive...

History: Bath

01/12/2017 by Victoria Heward
Jane and her family moved to Bath in 1801 when it was a busy, stylish city with elegant houses and fashionable meeting places. Both she and her sister...

TV: The BBC mini-series of Pride and Prejudice (1995)

29/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
The BBC has a long reputation for adapting classic literature and bringing it to the British TV screens. Often their mini-series become as well loved as...

Spotlight on... The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
Mark Twain was the pen name of American writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in November 1835 just after an appearance of Halley’s Comet and...

Culture: Jumping Frog competition Calaveras County

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
Frog jumping is a traditional ‘sport’ in many parts of rural America. It was made famous in Mark Twain’s story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras....