Mirror House – Alice in Wonderland

It really was the strangest house that Alice had ever seen. In fact, if she hadn't noticed its little door, she never would have supposed that it was a house, at all. It had only one room, and its walls weren't straight as they were in the houses that Alice was used to: they bent inwards, …

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“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”: Book Review

As a child, I would often fall asleep listening to various adaptations of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I came to love the story and its characters, but have never, since entering adulthood, considered this book from a literary perspective. Perhaps, in my mind, it will always be a children's book; after all, its protagonist …

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Summary: “The Miller’s Tale”

A while ago, I started a new blog section called "Tales from Chaucer", where I talk about some of the stories in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Like before, whilst I will be summarising this tale and, to an extent, analysing it, I'm only going to scratch the surface of what it really means; Chaucer's tales are …

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Lost in Time

The ebony sheets were folded neatly at the end of the bed, their many tassels swaying limply as they dragged themselves across the mottled carpet. Beside them, stacks of crumbling books stood alongside each other, their spines now barely legible, and their contents faded. In their shadow, there were a number of strange ornaments I …

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Summary: “The Knight’s Tale”

During this university term, I have been reading a selection of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and I thought it might be nice to share a few summaries of them. Please bear in mind, though: I'm only scratching the surface of these tales; there are so many complex themes going on, particularly connecting the different stories, and …

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