A review of Seamus Heaney’s 2006 collection.
Questioning popular opinion on Emily Brontë’s turbulent tragedy-cum-love-story.
A commentary on and celebration of my favourite poem from Jacob Polley’s ‘Jackself’.
Deciphering the green-eyed monster (linguistically speaking)…
A review of Jonathan Swift’s classic adventure story.
Considering the roots of Jane Austen’s brilliance in her teenage writings.
A review of Henry Fielding’s momentous (and scandalous) Picaresque novel.
A review of Jean Rhys’ famous…well, that would give the game away.
A short story written for the Portico Sadie Massey prize. The brief: the North.
Originally posted on Loving engels instead:
For the United Kingdom, the post-war period was a time of great difficulty, but also of great hope for a better future. Britons who have lived through the Second World War do not remember those days with anything like the unbridled horror we might suppose – on the contrary,…
Since when did English make words more complicated than Latin?
A review of what might be titled the Jane Austen deluxe version.