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100+ essays on literary topics

Category Archives: History

Period drama

Period drama has been a staple of British television for as long as anyone can remember. Classic novels of the past, including nearly everything by Charles Dickens, have been dramatised … Continue reading

October 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Telling tales

One day, when she was a little girl, my mother lost her temper with her older sister, Dinah, who had been telling lies about her. In her still barely articulate … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

The World Turned Upside Down

If you shine a light on fog, all you see is fog. Historians, when they shine a light on the past, are supposed to let us see through the fog, … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment