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A Change of Pace - Chapter 40

Daisy sat in a chair in John’s office trying very hard not to punch anything. It was something she realized she had to do frequently now that she was at the HCP. 7,935 more words


A Change of Pace - Chapter 38

Daisy left the classroom without looking back. She was already uncomfortable losing control of her own mind twice in one class. Having her students notice the incident was even worse. 6,442 more words


#OnThisDay in history: Dr Johnson's Dictionary was published in 1755!

By Emily Jones

For the English Scholars, dictionary-hoarders and language-enthusiasts amongst you, you might recognise that 1755 was rather an exciting year for the English language, with Samuel Johnson’s key influence in standardising the written word as we know it today. 512 more words

Special Days


On a recent trip to Cuba I visited Finca La Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home for 30 years outside Havana. I had picked my tour company to Cuba (Road Scholar) specifically because its itinerary included a visit to this writer’s home. 663 more words

The Writing Life

24th March 2002. Bribery in Halls of Academe.

‘The Days of the Gentleman Commoner are long gone’, academic’s retort in 2001 when a wealthy city banker, who had given £100.000 to his old college, withdrew patronage after one of his sons was not offered a ‘slight bias’ to gain entry to Oxford’s Trinity College.(1) 288 more words


You'd never get tired of London in Dr Johnson's House

Visiting Dr Johnson’s House is a bit like going round a house you’re thinking of buying – it’s such a nice size, so well laid out, so conveniently situated, that you almost feel like making an offer there and then. 491 more words


On The Trail of Dr Johnson | The Journey Home

Here we are then, the last dive into Dr Johnson’s ‘Journey into North Wales.’ It is finally time to say goodbye to Dr Johnson and his merry band of fellow traveller… 3,756 more words