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Victorian Age

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....

TV: The Woman in White – adapted by the BBC 2018

11/09/2018 by Victoria Heward
Earlier this year the BBC broadcast a five part TV series based on Wilkie Collins’ 1860 novel, The Woman in White. The complicated story revolves around...

Spotlight on… H.G. Wells and The Time Machine

28/08/2018 by Victoria Heward
“It’s against reason,” said Filby. “What reason?” said the Time Traveller.” The Time Machine by H.G. Wells,   H.G....

Geography: Stevenson’s Travel Writing

27/04/2018 by Victoria Heward
The time that Robert Louis Stevenson spent abroad inspired him to write about his journeys and he is known as being one of the first writers of travel...