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Strawberry Hill House

I think I must have read about Strawberry Hill House on one of those lists of unusual things to do in London which I often reference. 467 more words

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"Cwtch Me, I'm Welsh"

Hello and Happy Monday, everyone!

My weekend was rather full. Thursday evening, I went to Guildford Town Centre to see the Christmas lights get turned on. 886 more words

NOVEMBER 20: The curious Mr. Chatterton

Above: The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis.

ON THIS DATE in 1752, one of literature’s most beguiling misfits was born in Bristol, England. At age sixteen in 1768, … 202 more words

The First Gothic Novel

Jackie, as usual, drove me to and from New Milton for my trip to London to visit Norman for lunch, and Carol afterwards. I took my usual routes from Waterloo to their respective homes. 512 more words

Queen of Terror: Celebrating Ann Radcliffe

A recent article in the Guardian pointed out the near-omission of Ann Radcliffe from recent celebrations of Gothic, occasioned by the 250th anniversary of The Castle of Otranto… 830 more words


'Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination' Exhibition at the British Library

As the oranges and browns of October make way for increasingly chilly and dark November, it seems that these first days of the year’s penultimate month are characterised by the sense of anticlimax which inevitably results from the build-up to that most ‘frightening’ of seasonal holidays, Halloween (either that or the after-effects of one too many at spooky-themed house parties…). 1,095 more words