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The Boys Who Wouldn't Grow Up (2)

Continued from the previous post.

Larkin’s speakers do something similar to that of Betjeman’s speakers, minus the thrill. In one of Larkin’s most celebrated poems, ‘High Windows’ (1967), the ageing speaker imposes his own lust onto a younger man: 845 more words


Big Lottery Volunteers celebrate end of a remarkable chapter

As the Big Lottery Merseyside project comes to an end, Volunteers met to celebrate the end of one chapter, and the beginning of the next. The Reader’s Head of Membership, Ben Davis pays tribute to a fantastic project and the people who made it. 830 more words


The Boys Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1)

It’s no secret that John Betjeman, Philip Larkin, and Seamus Heaney were bound together by a sense of brotherhood. Larkin greatly admired the work of Betjeman, his predecessor, and then Heaney, arriving on the scene after the other two men were established poets, expressed equally great admiration for Larkin’s work. 1,166 more words


Lost Things In Books

I love second-hand books for giving me the chance to find lost things.  Old bookmarks, photos, library cards, recipes and newspaper cuttings. Even dried flowers.  This time I found an original off-pink exam paper from 1931. 400 more words

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By Anna McAlpine

The idea of studying abroad on Erasmus conjures up many different images and ideas in people’s minds. When you first apply, if you are anything like me, your mind can instantly be ensnared by the prospects of the new friends you will meet, the experiences you will gain in a new city and the new hobbies you will discover at your host university. 712 more words

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Seamus Heaney, "Follower" ...

Seamus Heaney


My father worked with a horse-plough,
His shoulders globed like a full sail strung
Between the shafts and the furrow.
The horse strained at his clicking tongue. 143 more words



Occasionally my writing turns into a dangerous rabbit a bit like this one …

When this happens running and hiding seems the only sensible thing to do … 237 more words