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Jane Austen, Persuasion and the Cobb at Lyme Regis

If you follow me on Facebook you may already have seen some of my photos of Dorset on England’s south coast, where I spent Christmas.  On Christmas Day we visited Lyme Regis, a small town in Dorset, by the seaside.  I was most excited about this, as I’ve never been to Lyme before, and anyone…… Continue reading Jane Austen, Persuasion and the Cobb at Lyme Regis

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Lovestruck poets or DIY handymen? Romantic heroes take the Billy Bragg test

This week the brilliant Billy Bragg (see what I did with the poetic alliteration?) released a great new single.  It’s called Handyman Blues, and here’s the clever clip that goes with it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2YmHtISRcz0 A group of ordinary blokes are sat around in B&Q feeling down because everyone expects them to be able to do DIY,…… Continue reading Lovestruck poets or DIY handymen? Romantic heroes take the Billy Bragg test

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Pride and Prejudice at 200 (and a genius YouTube interpretation)

If you’re a Jane Austen fan like me (and if you’re not, I beg you to read on anyway! you’re in for a surprising and fabulous treat!), you’ll know already that Pride and Prejudice is two hundred years old this week. I first read this book when I was fifteen and it was as gripping…… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice at 200 (and a genius YouTube interpretation)