Did Heathcliff Get Away With It?

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"Heathcliff// it's me Cathy, I've come home // I'm so // cold, won't you let me in your // window". We all know the...

LGBT History Month: Celebrating Juno Dawson, Queen of Teen

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Juno Dawson is a Young Adult author, who, in 2014, was awarded the title ‘Queen of Teen’ - an award given to writers of...

LGBT History Month: A Celebration of Virginia Woolf

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To celebrate LGBT+ history month, Megan Tarbuck takes a look at the life and literature of Virginia Woolf.

Book By My Bedside: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy,...

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Title: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, GentlemanAuthor: Laurence SterneWhat Do I Think Of It?: What do you get when you cross Jonathan Swift with Daniel...

Book Features: The Genius of Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris...

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Down and Out in Paris and London is more than just a novel. It’s an analysis of poverty so profound and real that the reader...

Review: Granta Magazine

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Around this time last year, I was writing a Christmas list and looking for something a bit more imaginative to put on it (something...

How Physics and Art Collide Through the 4th Dimension

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The fields of art history and physics don’t often brush shoulders. Students of these subjects at uni only ever see each other at graduation; there is very little similarity between manipulating mathematical equations and studying the composition of a Monet landscape. Calculus was never explored by Cezanne.

Literary Soundtracks: Maya Angelou and Beyoncé

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Maya Angelou: legendary feminist author, poet and spokeswoman against racism. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter: the most influential singer-songwriter of the modern day and advocate of black...

Literary Soundtracks: Stephen King & The Doors

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Stephen King once famously noted ‘Write with The doors closed’. This got me thinking about The Doors themselves; not the boring B&Q kind but...

Six Reasons Why You Should Be Reading Laura Wade

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Since her first major dramatic success (Colder Than Here, which premiered at the Soho Court Theatre in 2005), Laura Wade has gone from strength...
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Book Feature: The Bizarre Comedy of The Bedsitting Room

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“The contents of this book defy description”, writes the play’s editor, Bernard Miles. Spike Milligan and John Antrobus' absurdist comedy first hit the stage...

North and South: The Eternal Divide

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Great Britain is known for its complex class system, convoluted social etiquette and confounding variance of accent and culture. Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and...

For All The Girls When They Have Grown: Five Stories of...

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Being a teenager can be stressful, emotional, and so so wonderful. As a girl with only seven months left before I’m 20, I feel...

An Inspector Calls: The National Theatre Production

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J.B. Priestley’s anti-Capitalist masterpiece: An Inspector Calls. It is the most popular dramatic text currently studied at GCSE in England, and thus a play...

Books to Fall in Love with this Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is all about love. But when love is so complex, so intense, so soul-encompassing, how are mere mortals like ourselves ever meant...