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The Parable of the Sower

Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 312 more words


Sarah Moss - Bodies of Light

Let us not forget the sisters who struggled before us

I’m at a loss to know where to start to adequately praise this excellent, layered novel from Sarah Moss, who has the stunning ability to write novels ‘about deep and complex stuff’ , engage with both the heart and the head, create real, properly dimensional, complex characters, write beautifully and unindulgently, and do all this within the discipline of a pacey narrative drive… 1,077 more words

Book Review

Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

This Edward Burne-Jones painting, “King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid”, is based on the legend that the African king Cophetua looked out of a palace window and saw Penelophon begging in the street.  58 more words


Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

This is the famous William Morris bed, from Morris’s room at Kelmscott Manor.  The carved oak bed itself dates back to the early 17th century, but the embroidered valance and bed-hangings were designed in 1891 by Morris’s daughter, May Morris. 97 more words


F.G. Stephens on Hunt's The Finding of the Saviour

F.G. Stephens, associate, friend and original member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, describes in some depth the figures in The Finding of the Saviour and gives us a fascinating illumination into the reception of biblicalimagery i the nineteenth century. 552 more words

Art Writing

British art of the 18th & 19th centuries

Discover the art of Gainsborough, Constable, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelite artists – Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones. Learn how the artists used colour, perspective and symbolism to convey meaning in their paintings. 26 more words

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