Tags : Charles Dickens

North and South: The Eternal Divide

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 South sums this up almost perfectly – though admittedly from a mid-nineteenth century perspective. Certain things we believe to be true nowadays have indeed been so since the 1850s: living costs […]Read More

TV News: BBC One’s Dickensian Cancelled

If you were a fan of the recent BBC One drama Dickensian and you wanted ‘some more’, then like Oliver Twist himself you will be disappointed. The big budget drama, which was inspired by Charles Dickens’s novels, has been axed after just one series. Running for 20 episodes after a successful launch on Boxing Day, […]Read More

My Life in Books: Gabriel Rutherford

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. From my parents reading books to me, to struggling with Crime and Punishment (I gave up halfway through), I’ve read constantly. In primary school, I even used to get in trouble for reading while the teacher was talking! So, I thought I’d pay tribute to all […]Read More

My Life In Books: Rosie Coleman Collier

When I was in reception, my school report said something like “Rosie tends to choose the library corner in her spare time.” Fourteen years later and that love of books and reading hasn’t disappeared, to the point where I hope to go on next year to read more in an English Literature degree. As cliché […]Read More