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In the middle of his road trip across America, British filmmaker James Coulson decided he’d seen enough—and applied for U.S. …Read Now
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Revisit classic British novels with these made-for-TV miniseries adaptations. Here are five for you to binge on:
It is commonly assumed that the cocktail, as we know it, is an American invention, although as recently as December last year this idea was called into question by the Telegraph, who found a British citation for the term that pre-dates …
Charles Dickens’ most famous contribution to the reinvention of Christmas as we know it is, of course, A Christmas Carol, which we pointed out last week is the most frequently adapted work in all of English literature.
A Christmas Carol, wrote Paul Davis, author of The Lives & Times of Ebenezer Scrooge, “has been adapted, revised, condensed, retold, reoriginated and modernized more than any other work of English literature.”
Ralph Fiennes turns 50 today. Happy Birthday!
These days Fiennes is known to children, and adults, worldwide as “the name we do not speak” (Lord Valdemort) in the Harry Potter franchise.
I wasn’t going to make any explicit link between the cast of this, director Mike Newell’s new adaptation of the startling Charles Dickens story Great Expections, and the cast of the Harry Potter films. There are a great many …
This is not an article claiming to recognise any higher truths about the futility of war, specifically war during the Victorian Era. How could it?
Queen Elizabeth takes after Queen Victoria in at least one way – Britain’s current ruling monarch, like her great-great-grandmother, is also an admirer of Charles Dickens.
“The whole country seems to have gone mad with Dickens,” says A.N.
As we celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, we hear from Dame Helen Mirren herself on why the author’s work remains relevant. (Interview by Tom Brook.)