Sunday, 23 April 2017

St. George, books and dragons


April 23rd, St. George's Day and also World Book and Copyright Day, which as an English bibliophile makes this one of my favourite days of the year.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Charlotte Brönte's Women

Charlotte Brönte wrote of self-esteem as the antidote to the Victorian woman's equality problem. For Brönte, knowing your own self-worth, not giving into vanity, narcissism or just plain greed was the way in which a woman could be free, and consequently equal to men.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Cervantes

When UNESCO chose the 23rd April as World Book Day it was not just as it was an auspicious day as far as Shakespeare was concerned, but also because it was the same day considered* to be the date of Cervantes's death. What this goes to show is just how influential and important Cervantes is seen to be in cultural circles.
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