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Culture: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1939, a series of mysterious hills were excavated in the English village of Sutton Hoo, East Anglia, and a number of graves, called burial mounds, were...

Culture: Thanksgiving Day

15/11/2018 by Victoria Heward
The fourth Thursday in November is celebrated every year in the USA as Thanksgiving Day. It was originally a day when people thanked God for the food harvest...

Culture: Trick or Treat

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
Nowadays people go Trick-or-Treating everywhere, but it is usually considered an American tradition. On Hallowe’en night, groups of children dress up...

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...