What type of nineteenth-century novel should YOU be a heroine in?

Do you love reading 19th-century novels? Or do you wish your life resembled a TV costume drama? This is your chance to discover what kind of novel you would really be a heroine in!

Which Famous 19th Century Writer Would You Have Been?

Ever dreamed of being a writer? Find out which famous 19th century author you have the most in common with!<

Places to See: Dickens Walking Tour (Borough)

This is my review of the Dickens Walking Tour (Borough).

BOOK REVIEW: The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

My review of the fantastic new thriller by Antonia Hodgson: The Devil in the Marshalsea.

Which Pride and Prejudice Character are you?

An 1833 engraving of a scene from Chapter 59 of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Eleven questions about love and life (and about giving spare change) that will reveal if you are a Elizabeth Bennet or a Fitzwilliam Darcy!

Which Victorian Gothic Novel Character Are You?

Throughout literature Characters from books have inspired many readers then and today. Here’s your chance to find out who you are?

Which Gothic Literary Character Are You?

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What are the hidden desires of your Heart? What secrets do you lock away from the exposure of the light? Which Gothic legend are you?

Things to See in London: Georgians Revealed – Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain

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The Georgians Revealed exhibit currently running at the British Library until March.

CONFERENCES: Bookend Brides – Tudor Queens First and Last

What did it mean to be a queen consort in the 1540s? What did it mean to be a Queen consort at the end of the Middle Ages? Four authors: Linda Porter, Vanora Bennett, Elizabeth Fremantle and Joanna Hickson, examine the lives of Catherine of Valois and Catherine Parr.

The Word War – Burke vs Paine and Wollstonecraft

Late 18th century France is a scene of social upheaval, chaos and confusion. The disaster of losing all of their American territories at the end of the Seven Years War, and funnelling coins to back the American War of Independence had bankrupted the nation, leaving a population starving and angry.

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