Jun 25, 2021
John Locke's Lost Memoir
John Locke is regarded today as one of England’s greatest philosophers, an Enlightenment thinker known as the “father of liberalism”. But a previously unknown...
Mar 27, 2021
Lonesome Dove Author Larry McMurtry dies at 84
Larry McMurtry, the Pulitzer prize-winning author and screenwriter who examined the reality of the American west in novels including Lonesome Dove, has died. McMurtry, 84, was the...
Mar 5, 2021
Why Are Lewis Carroll Misquotes So Common?
As Oscar Wilde famously never said, don’t trust Goodreads as a source for quotes. A month after the Royal Mint released a new £2 coin to celebrate HG Wells with...
Feb 5, 2021
The Ongoing Fight to Reimagine Holmes
The first ever mention of Sherlock Holmes came in A Study in Scarlet, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual of 1887. Dr Watson is looking for lodgings, and meets an...
Feb 3, 2021
Overturning Dantes Corruption Conviction
The reputation of Dante Alighieri needs little burnishing: his Divine Comedy, tracing the poet’s journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise, is widely regarded as...
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