Category Archives: Opinion

Apology of Jane Austen

  Even though, nowadays, a commonly held opinion is that Jane Austen’s novels are somewhat unsubstantial and lacking of grandeur, compared to the realist masters Charles Dickens and George Eliot, researching the publication history of her works has lead me … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Tribute

This February we come to the 200th Anniversary of Austen seminal piece of work Pride & Prejudice. We seem to be at a time when Austen’s appeal may be somewhat wavering.  Her fragile popularity has been put down to multiple … Continue reading

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eBook vs. Printed Press Debate

Introduction: Do you remember when you were in Primary school and a teacher announced a school trip? Once you had figured out what you were going to wear, who you were going to sit next to on the coach, the … Continue reading

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Stephen King: Five of my favorites from the master of horror

Film adaptations of Stephen King’s work are some of the most loved horror and thriller titles to ever grace our screens. However, what surprises me is how many people claim Carrie, It or Pet Sematary as amongst their favourite horror films but have never … Continue reading

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Chinese Author Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize

The 109th recipient of the Nobel prize in literature was announced on 11 October. His name is Mo Yan, aged 57 at the time of the announcement, and he is the first Chinese citizen to receive the award. Mo Yan, … Continue reading

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An interview with David Mitchell

Copyright (C) Dom Turner 2012 I was fortunate enough to spend a little over half and hour with David Mitchell before his appearance in the Ivor Crewe in order to ask him a few questions about his new book and … Continue reading

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You Should Date an Illiterate Girl by Charles Warnke

Now you can become a a global superstar via youtube. You can be a global supermodel by being spotted in Primark. But can you become a globally renowned writer online? There seem to be enough forums that allow such a … Continue reading

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