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Shakespeare Saturdays: Thomas Middleton (Shakespeare’s Contemporaries #7)

Happy Saturday! I have three favourite playwrights from the early modern era: Christopher Marlowe, John Webster, and Thomas Middleton. I haven’t written about any of them yet in this series about Shakespeare’s contemporaries, which is a shame, but I’m correcting that error today by focusing on the life and work of Thomas Middleton. I’m also… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Thomas Middleton (Shakespeare’s Contemporaries #7)

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Book Review: Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier

Title: Frenchman’s CreekAuthor: Daphne du MaurierPublisher: Virago Modern ClassicsDate: 2015 (1941)Genre: Historical Fiction / ClassicsSummary: Lady Dona St Columb seems to revel in scandal; she is involved in every intrigue of the Restoration Court. But secretly, the shallowness of Court life disgusts her, and in her heart she longs for freedom and honest love. Retreating to Navron, her… Continue reading Book Review: Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier

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Shakespeare Saturdays: A Not-So-Definitive Guide to Early Modern Theatrical Genres

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today’s post wasn’t supposed to be about genre but I was writing another post – which will go up next week – and this idea presented itself to me. I found myself explaining a couple of particular genres which are uncommon in Shakespeare’s body of work but very common amongst other early… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: A Not-So-Definitive Guide to Early Modern Theatrical Genres

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Book Review: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

Title: Equal RitesAuthor: Terry PratchettPublisher: CorgiDate: 2012 (1987)Genre: FantasySummary: They say that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not half so bad as a lot of ignorance. The last thing the wizard Drum Billet did, before Death laid a bony hand on his shoulder, was to pass on his staff of power to the eighth son of… Continue reading Book Review: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett