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BR: 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë

‘Jane Eyre’ is the well-loved story of an orphaned girl who is engaged as a governess on behalf of the mysterious Mr Rochester. She and her employer fall in love but the situation is complicated by the dark secret Mr Rochester is hiding in his attic. 309 more words


Orbital 61 - Dracula

He’s a vampire and this is an interview. You draw your own conclusions. We talk about the origins of the name Dracula, similarities with Vlad the Impaler and address common held beliefs about vampires. 120 more words


Tales for Halloween

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Visit this Instafreebie giveaway… if you dare.

Twenty authors have come together to offer you tales of terror and teasing titillation.  96 more words

Erotic Literature

'Rhiannon's Tomcats': A free short story by Lucinda Elliot for Halloween

I wrote the following short story  (approximately 2,500 words)  a long time ago, about ten years at least, for a short story writing course.  I believe it was the only one the tutor praised and told me was worthy of publication: he and I did not share the same sense of humour, that’s for sure;  but certainly, I had a lot to learn about writing marketable output in those days. 2,748 more words


Composers of Architecture: Walpole and Beckford (Public lecture, 24th October)

William Beckford, famous for the development of Fonthill Abbey, and Horace Walpole, who devised Strawberry Hill, were two of the most original architects and writers of the eighteenth century. 246 more words

Literature And Book Events

GothCast Episode 44 - London After Midnight


On this episode of GothCast, Dr.Sanders and James discuss four releases from the always romantic London After Midnight. Their albums are diverse and contained some dramatic shifts in sound. 27 more words


Gothic Fountains

We are coming up to Halloween time and Ferrebeekeeper always features a special theme week to celebrate the spooky season.  Start getting ready for next week’s dark excitement!  168 more words