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July 28 1814: Escape to France

On July 28 1814, Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley secretly flee to France accompanied by Mary’s stepsister Jane, later known as Claire Clairmont. Mary and Jane are sixteen. 983 more words


Favourite books.

If someone asked you which is your favourite book of all time, what would you reply? I love reading and usually read 40/50 books every year, but my answer never alters. 160 more words

Michaeline: More Thoughts on Creativity

The Atlantic Online is doing a lot of interesting writing about writing. Here’s another article from them about creativity, and how it happens. The gist is some people are better wired for creativity than others, but without formative experiences, that creativity isn’t triggered. 234 more words


5 College Reading Favorites


Next month will officially be “back to school” month for many people. Not me, since I already have my degree, but it got me thinking about what books I really enjoyed studying during my college years. 474 more words

En tur på Ballerup Kræmmermarked

Endnu engang bevægede Señor kæreste og jeg os mod det nærmeste kræmmermarked. Jeg ved ikke helt hvad det er der trækker mig, men jeg syntes det er hyggeligt at gå rundt en halv dag og have en undskyldning for at drikke cafe latte, som jo er en af mine store laster i livet. 546 more words

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Video: Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin)'s Grave In London

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin’s grave at Old St. Pancras Church in Camden, London.

In June of 1814, Percy Shelley and Mary Godwin (before she became a Shelley) would meet here, at her mother’s gravestone, early in their courtship (while he was still married to Harriet). 32 more words

Books: Wuthering Heights

Today’s recommendation is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (published in 1847). I have been studying the Gothic genre while doing my English Literature A-Level and this is one of the books we’ve started studying. 289 more words