Category Archives: Literature

The Original Will Testament of William Shakespeare Returns Home

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One of the most important original documents relating to William Shakespeare is set to return to his hometown for the very first time since it was written 400 years ago. William Shakespeare’s last will and testament will be making its way back to Stratford-upon-Avon this summer for the very first time since it was written […]

Routledge’s new digital resource ‘Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War’

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The newest digital resource from Routledge provides key insights into monumental events of twentieth-century history. Sourced from The National Archives, U.K., Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War provides digital access to 144,000 pages of content. Featuring previously classified intelligence and policy files of the Foreign Office’s Permanent Under Secretary’s Department, there is great […]

Travelzoo’s Guide to Literary Britain and prize holiday

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Can you complete the literary map of the UK? That’s the question posed by travel deal experts Travelzoo with their new interactive game, perfect for bookworms and coinciding with an important year for British literature. The company’s Guide to Literary Britain asks literature-lovers to match 11 books to the geographical locations which inspired them. Everyone […]

Norse Origins of English Language Explored at JORVIK Viking Festival

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How many words in the English dictionary originated in Old Norse?

The Norse origins of some of the most common words in the English language will be explored at a lecture taking place as part of this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival – revealing some surprising words that have their origins in the language of the Vikings, from ‘them’ and ‘their’ to ‘egg’ and ‘window’! In the […]

Mary Finnigan’s new book Psychedelic Suburbia on David Bowie

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An intimate and personal account of life with Bowie on the cusp of stardom “Psychedelic Suburbia – David Bowie and the Beckenham Arts Lab” by journalist and broadcaster Mary Finnigan presents an entirely new insight into the period in 1969 when Bowie lived, worked and played with the author. Published by Jorvik Press and on […]