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A Haunted House is Not a Home

What does a house represent? What is a home? We imagine a safe, comfortable space, one that at once belongs to you and gives you a sense of belonging. 571 more words

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Mental Illness and 19th Century Horror

The idea of disintegration, of decay, is featured heavily in works of horror literature. In 19th century literature, it is not only bodily decay that is put on display, but that of the mind. 547 more words

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The Need for (Traditional) Narrative

As previously discussed, I’m enjoying Gilbert Sorrentino’s Pack of Lies, even if the third volume in the trilogy, Misterioso, is starting to feel a bit like overkill. 581 more words

How To Be A Nanny In A Haunted House: Recommended Resources For The Ambitious Childcare Provider

If you are an “exceptional live-in nanny” looking to join a “friendly family of four” — two kids, ages five and seven — who live in a “lovely, spacious, historic property in a remote spot with spectacular views” in the Scottish Borders, have I got a job for you. 1,780 more words


The Woman In Black West End Review: Don't Bother

Going to the theatre to review a play is a completely different experience from going to see a show for the sake of being entertained. You’re scratching things down, concerning yourself with the sound and lighting, and continually jolting your perceptive self into action as not to miss a single thing. 321 more words


Through A Glass Darkly ~ Looking Out With Henry James' Eyes?

Faithful followers of this blog will know that my home town of Much Wenlock was host to writer Henry James on three occasions. He came as guest of local worthies, the Milnes Gaskells who owned both the Prior’s House (which they called The Abbey) and  Wenlock Priory ruins. 408 more words