by William Kenney On September 14th 2017, England’s new £10 note was released with the first woman (besides the Queen) to have the high honor of being on a British banknote. The woman in question? None other than novelist Jane Austen. Even if you have no interest in the rest of this article, the one … Continue reading Everything to Note about England’s New Literary Currency
How To Find Wilkie Collins’ Grave in Kensal Green Cemetery
by Regina Kenney When I first set out to see some famous writer's tombstones for our #LiteratureGraves weekend, I thought I'd stroll in the cemetery, take a quick photo, and stroll out to the next site. Boy, did I find out how wrong I was on my first stop to Kensal Green Cemetary trying to find … Continue reading How To Find Wilkie Collins’ Grave in Kensal Green Cemetery
Leopold Broom Investigates: Vampires in the Words
by Lee Cross Vampires. First and foremost, credit where credit is due, they are the single most dominant creature from the supernatural that exists in literature today. A bold and sweeping statement, owing much to the influence cinema and television no doubt, but it’s honestly one I stand by. My evidence? It’s in the bookshops, … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Vampires in the Words
Leopold Broom Investigates: Lost In Translation?
by Lee Cross So the question was posed to me, ‘can you truly experience a book if you are reading it in translation’? It’s an old question certainly, one I’ve considered at length and cutting straight from the beginning to the end – I don’t know. It’s as simple as that; I speak, read and … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Lost In Translation?
Top 5 Scariest Lines In Literature
by Lee Cross What makes a scary line…well, a scary line? For me, it’s the feeling that I’ve been deceived. Knowing that a story has gotten away from me while it was right under my nose. That pause and the catch in my throat I get when I realise the currents below have silently grabbed … Continue reading Top 5 Scariest Lines In Literature
How Many Books Should You Bring To A Wedding?
by Lee Cross It’s a question that’s plagued readers throughout the ages - just how many books is it appropriate to bring to a wedding? I’m not going to mess around here and say, ‘well it depends on how well you know the couple’ (now that I’ve brought it up though, would it be better … Continue reading How Many Books Should You Bring To A Wedding?
Why You Should Read H. P. Lovecraft
by Davy Kenney We begin with a high-falootin’ assertion that you need not go to crypts and castles of Europe or Asia to find true horror because it exists right here in New England. Alright, a bit over the top, but you’ve got our attention. Then we hear about a cross-country biker who is caught … Continue reading Why You Should Read H. P. Lovecraft
Leopold Broom Investigates… The Dating Game
By Lee Cross Books and Dating. They’re not the same, right? well, actually…. Just think about all those sh*tty ‘stocking-filler’ dates you’ve been on… you’re both turning up and putting the hours in, hoping somewhere along the line there’s a big present waiting, and that all the wrapping paper was worth the effort. Right there, … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates… The Dating Game
The Drunk Text Connection
by Regina Kenney One of the most amazing things about reading is it makes you feel connected to the world. Reading the thoughts, emotion, actions of an albeit fictional character - you can have that moment of 'I know exactly what you are talking about, I have felt the exact same way' and sip in … Continue reading The Drunk Text Connection
Leopold Broom Investigates: Uncomfortable Threesomes… The Other Writer in the Room
by Lee Cross The ‘&Droids’ You’ve seen them on the shelves, usually amongst the bestsellers in the crime section, books written by ‘JOE BLOGS & joanna smith’. Aren’t they just the weirdest books… For me, it’s like going to the zoo… I’m walking through the park, I see the Lions in their field and think, … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Uncomfortable Threesomes… The Other Writer in the Room