Category Archives: Un-Shakespearean

Reconnecting With Reading: A Letter to Terry Pratchett

‘My Lord… what is Death like?’ called the old man tremulously. ‘When I have investigated it fully, I will let you know,’ came the faintest of modulations on the breeze. ‘Yes,’ murmured the Loremaster. A thought struck him. ‘During daylight, … Continue reading

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“All you have to do is call my name..” – The Importance of Literature

“Look it’s by Charles Dickens!” My sister said as she sorted through the old Christmas cards after school. The card she was holding was a picture of a snowy scene and presumably in relation to the Scrooge we meet after … Continue reading

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Fame!

.. I’m gonna live forever. Nope I’m not writing about learning how to fly high, apologies. But yesterday I headed over to check out the Dickens Journals Online exhibition which for two weeks only is running in the Old Gaol … Continue reading

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Dr Who, Shakespeare, Drood and Friends. This is not the end.

Earlier this week I came across an outtake from Friends. Probably a scene that many have already seen but it was my first viewing and having seen the seasons over and over I was excited to discover new, or new … Continue reading

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Read it to me again!

One of my best memories from childhood is being read stories. Books of all kinds and not just at bedtimes, sometimes there would be a Sunday afternoon tale and when I got a little older I was even allowed to … Continue reading

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Who’s the Daddy?

The Twitter takeover at least among those who populate my feed for the last couple of weeks has been the June #bookadayuk. Today being Father’s Day the theme was of course “pick your favourite fictional father.” This got me thinking … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Fresh from the International British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (known by veterans – who I really want to term old-BritGraddians – by the handy abbreviation BritGrad) I thought I’d check out the new fangled world of modern academia. In other words, the … Continue reading

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