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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters


This is the latest novel from prize winning Sarah Waters. A taut and nail biting thriller it explores the effect that the arrival of two paying guests, Leonard and Lily Barber, have on the household of Frances Wray and her mother. 1,135 more words

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If God So Requires

If in every opened shelter
presents that relentless stride
to keep the air venting
a thunderous howl;
And a magnitude of earthly sounds
clips one string at a time in a roundspike… 238 more words

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A genre of its own?


One of my English tasks to do over the Summer holidays was ‘WW1 poetry is arguably a genre of its own- it is simply not like any other war poetry’ How far do you agree with this view? 204 more words

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The youngest British solider.





The youngest authenticated British soldier in World War I was the twelve-year-old Sidney Lewis who fought at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.Sidney George Lewis (24 March 1903 – 1969) enlisted in the… 125 more words

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'The Camberwell Beauty' by V.S. Pritchett

The Camberwell Beauty by V.S. Pritchett, 1974

The magic trick:

Combining setting with concept and metaphor

“The Camberwell Beauty” takes the reader into England’s high-end antique trade, but it soon becomes clear Pritchett did not pick this setting and scene simply because he likes antiques. 138 more words


Aspects of War.

In order to understand the first war world we must first look at the positive and negative aspects of war itself. The definition of war is a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country. 671 more words

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