Wish I had an oriel window to sit in while I read my copy of The J.M. Barrie Ladies’ Swimming Society, like the amazing one at Stanway House in the Cotswolds, which filters light gloriously
Les Misérables is a story about, for and of the people, their hopes and dreams which are best expressed in the musical finale’s song Do You Hear The People Sing
At the end of the National Year of Reading in Australia my terrific twelve reading choices for 2012 includes a bonus delightful gem Mr. Marshall’s Flower Book
Reading aloud or silently and helping to boost the literacy of children and adults is vitally important to our life’s journey. Words are how the world works
Georgiana Browning Hill was the author of a number of cookery books in the late 1800s, which include The Gourmet’s Guide to Rabbit Cooking, published in 1859, The Breakfast Book, published in 1865 and How to Cook Apples, published in 1865. Her early cookbooks offered simple food for the middle…
In the great traditions of those who chronicle history Peter Ackroyd’s The History of England is rich and eloquent in its prose, especially Volume II: Tudors
On the weekend of the 15th and 16th September at Melbourne an auction of 1836 items by Leonard Joel will see dealer Graham Geddes collection come to an end sale
A story within ‘Little Women’, and the book itself, illustrates a universal truth that how, when we give of ourselves we can and will live a meaningful life
Stephen Fry explores English and celebrates the complexity variety and ingenuity of language around the world from Ancient Sumeria to modern Twitters & Bloggers
Actor Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, arguably America’s most famous President for American Film Director Steven Spielberg, is a perfect casting for that great man of history
Peter Pan has the eternal optimism of a child, which means no matter what hurdles or obstacles he needs to overcome what is important is that he believes he can
From July to November 2012 the British Museum is presenting what will most likely be one of the key exhibitions of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Shakespeare – Staging the World will be produced in collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. It aims to provide an innovative perspective on the bard and his plays.
Reading rocks, so join the movement and be part of the National Year of Reading 2012 now. You set a fine example to your children if you read a lot as well.
How do we transform from being time poor to being time rich? If you read the latest edition of ‘The Time Trap’ and follow some of its suggestions I guarantee your life can only begin to get better.
Isabel Burton, Aimee Dubucq de Rivery, Jane Digby, and Isabelle Eberhardt pursued an Eastern Star to follow their passion for romance or, making the best of it
The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford are safeguarding and showcasing outstanding texts and ephemera so we can all enjoy the benefits of 21st century enlightenment