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Top 10 Places To Read A Book in London: Pt 2

It seems the weather might have tricked us again and the shy sun hidden itself under the grey layer of clouds, leaving us to think that perhaps summer just isn’t ready for us yet. 503 more words


Top 10 Places to Read a Book in London Pt.1

With the sun coquettishly teasing us with its warm rays, we cannot help but feel the sudden need to reject these extra layers of clothing and rebel against the “I’m-Off-To-Narnia” look achieved so masterfully with the help of our winter coats (sported for what seems like eternity). 661 more words


The Gothic Fiction Dinner Party

One dark evening, sometime between seasons, when the cold, cruel Winter has still not let the world out of her grip and the wind mercilessly and threateningly blew against the windows a group of friends met. 480 more words


What's in a name? - the faces behind famous pseudonyms

These days the pseudonym is much more seldom used, so when we heard that Wentworth Miller had penned the screenplay for Stoker under the pseudonym Ted Foulke, it got us thinking about a few now infamous writers who’ve opted for a name change. 537 more words


50 Rudyard Kipling Poems Discovered

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind”

Like a trail of breadcrumbs connected by ink, 50 unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling were discovered throughout a number of locations in the US. 162 more words


Happy Valentine's Day As Only Holocene Know How

In the history of the great romantics one name does not appear very often (if at all) – Henry VIII. Each year Valentine cards are scribbled with quotes and poems by Keats, Burns and Wilde; love letters by Beethoven, even Bonaparte (perhaps James Joyce for the more risqué and adventurous ones) are recited over candle-lit dinners, but somehow it’s difficult to imagine anyone reading to their beloved the letters from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn. 555 more words


Literature Feature: Virginia Woolf - Revealed manuscripts

Up until now even the most die-hard fans of Virginia Woolf would have a hard time describing her as a light-hearted girl.

The modernist author of novels such as Mrs Dalloway and Orlando has been known for the intensity of her writing. 243 more words