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19th century

Spotlight on… Charles Dickens: the man who invented Christmas

11/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three...

Spotlight on… Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
“It was night in the lonesome October Of my most immemorial year.” from Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe   American author, Edgar Allen Poe,...

History: The origins of Hallowe’en

10/10/2018 by Victoria Heward
The word Hallowe’en is short for All Hallows’ Eve and refers to the evening of 31st October. This is the evening before All Saints’ Day on 1st November,...

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....