Tag Archives: English literature

Facets of Dickens’ world at the Newsam Library

Two current exhibitions on Charles Dickens, reviewed on this blog, draw you into children’s worlds in the 19th century. You imagine, perhaps, reading or being read to from an illustrated volume of stories on a cosy armchair, by the glow … Continue reading

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When books are banished or school is trademarked: dystopian novels in our libraries

Did you know that Senate House, the striking high-rise building next to the main UCL campus, features in two different very dark futuristic novels: The day of the triffids by John Wyndham (1951) and 1984 by George Orwell (1949)? Orwell’s Ministry of Truth … Continue reading

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Where are all the other bards?

Where are all the other bards? Have you ever seen been exhilarated by a production of 17th century writer Aphra Behn? Have you ever been riveted by a play of 18th century writer Susanna Centlivre? Have you ever missed stops … Continue reading

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