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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,...

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)...

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...

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...

Culture: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

27/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1886 R.L. Stevenson had a dream which inspired his famous story The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The story tells how Henry Jekyll, a successful...

Culture: The importance of Shakespeare today

09/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets and he is still the most studied and performed writer ever. In fact he is more popular today than he has been...