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Black Cat Awareness Month

15/10/2019 by Victoria Heward
Did you know that October is Black Cat Awareness month? Black cats are adopted 50% less than gingers, tabbies and greys, so animal shelters and cat rescue...

The Heart of Paris

23/04/2019 by Victoria Heward
Last week, the French capital, Paris, was at the centre of world attention as people watched its famous cathedral burn and its spire crash down in flames....

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,...

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...