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British literature

How do you spell your name, Mr Shakespeare?

08/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
William Shakespeare is usually considered the father of English literature. Students study his work in schools all around the world and his plays are rarely...

Culture: Jane Eyre – The ultimate love story

19/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan who, after a strict education, is sent to work as a governess at Thornton Hall, home of Edward Rochester. Jane’s...

History: St Valentine’s Day

12/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
The celebration of St Valentine’s Day on 14th February originates in a mixture of ancient fertility rites, pagan myths and Christian traditions. There...

Spotlight on... The romantic Brontё Sisters

04/02/2019 by Victoria Heward
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” from Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë   Some...

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... King Arthur

03/12/2018 by Victoria Heward
According to ancient legends, Arthur was the son of British King, Uther Pendragon. He was given to Merlin the magician when he was only three days old...