A dangerous Valentine’s card

11/02/2020 by Victoria Heward
Bathsheba Everdene and the most dangerous Valentine’s card in English Literature   One of the most complicated love stories in English literature...

English literature and the A-Z of love

03/02/2020 by Victoria Heward
A Love at first sight – Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy are one of the best loved romantic couples in English literature....

Nordic Gods&Days

28/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
Thor is not just one of Marvel’s Avengers, he’s the mighty thunder god of Norse mythology. He also has a whole day named after him in English: Thursday...

Burns Night

22/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
A truly Scottish celebration!   25th January is an important date in Scotland – for many, the most important of the year. It is the anniversary...

Magical creatures

16/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
Elves, witches, ogres, mermaids, dwarves, dragons and unicorns are all magical creatures. In some shape or form they have appeared in myths and folklore...

Magic Swords

07/01/2020 by Victoria Heward
Fantasy stories often have elements in common. One of these is the magic sword which can be found in myths, legends and stories everywhere. No fantasy...