Author Q&A: Zita Harrison

Towards the end of last year, I had the pleasure of reading Owl Manor, a gothic novel written by Zita Harrison. If you read my review, you will know that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, which is why I was delighted when Zita agreed to take part in a short Q&A with me. I hope... Continue Reading →

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Poet Spotlight: John Keats

Poet Spotlight John Keats (1795-1821) Placed alongside Lord Byron and Percy Shelley in terms of reputation, John Keats died when he was only twenty-five years old. Despite this early passing, however, Keats is today considered one of the greatest Romantic poets. He did not have the same background or education as his fellow poets, however:... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Terry Pratchett

Author Spotlight Terry Pratchett (1948-2015) Appreciating literature in the modern age can sometimes be difficult. Jacobean and Victorian works may always draw more attention to themselves, for literature appears to gather more importance with age. However, this does not mean that modern authors should be neglected, particularly when their books convey the power and magic... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Virginia Woolf

Here's another of my mini author biography pages, which were originally written for the Sixth Sense Sixth Form Newspaper. The full edition of this February version is available through this link, here. Enjoy! Virginia Woolf, one of the most reputable writers of the twentieth century, is renowned for her controversial and experimental ideas. More than anything else,... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Charles Dickens

Here's another installment of my author biography pages, once written for my Sixth Form's Newspaper, Sixth Sense. If you're interested in reading more about Charles Dickens, you can check out my review of what is arguably his most famous novel, Great Expectations. Charles Dickens was one of the greatest writers of all time, renowned, more than anything... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: William Wordsworth

Here's another article that I published in my Sixth Form's newspaper, Sixth Sense, focussing on William Wordsworth and his connection to my home county, Dorset. This edition was the first official one that my team and I produced, available to read in full here: 2-september. Born in the late 18th century, William Wordsworth helped to pioneer... Continue Reading →

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