Top 10 Classical Music Pieces for Halloween

by Simon Critchlow  Sick of the 'Monster Mash?' Here are 10 spooky classical music pieces to listen to for Halloween. 1. 'La Danse Macabre' by Camille Saint-Sans Right from the solo violin entry at the very start, it is clear the devil is leading this dance. Saint-Sans’ clever use of the interval of the tritone … Continue reading Top 10 Classical Music Pieces for Halloween

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