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Five Fascinating Facts about Ian Fleming

Fun facts about Ian Fleming and his most famous creation, James Bond

1. Ian Fleming named James Bond after an ornithologist because it was the ‘dullest name’ he’d ever heard. 556 more words



Six of them. See the improvement, clipped

lower limbs, they have been taught, prepared;

a burgundy bruise around the swollen head

the lips, the face, the mouth; they are kept… 64 more words


Norwich Cathedral

I finally visited Norwich Cathedral! It’s very big and impressive…

Entry is free. At the entrance, some people gave me flyers explaining the different parts of the Cathedral (with a map) and its history. 86 more words


Game of Thrones and why I can't watch it

I have tried to be one of the popular kids. I have tried to get into game of thrones. I have tried and I have tragically failed. 384 more words



An argument against feminist criticism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

               Frankenstein is a novel of parallels and although Professor Mellor makes a convincing argument that the novel is an allusion to the repression of female sexuality and the negation and usurpation of nature, it is the anthropomorphism of nature as female that weakens her argument. 1,004 more words

English Studies

Would you love a perfect moon?

This week’s post was inspired by a brief passage in a novel I’m reading for the first time since I studied it in English Literature at university 28 years ago. 354 more words

Five Fascinating Facts about Arnold Bennett

A short biography of Arnold Bennett, author of Anna of the Five Towns and Clayhanger

1. His first name was actually Enoch. Born in 1867 in Hanley, Staffordshire (part of the famous ‘Potteries’ and now a district of Stoke-on-Trent), Enoch Arnold Bennett was named after his father, a solicitor. 794 more words