There are many people who can simply finish reading a book or watching a film, and move on. And then, there are those whose connection with an artistic creation does not end once the curtain has fallen, the post credits scene has passed, or the back cover closed. I fall solidly into the second camp. … Continue reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester
Who can resist the allure of an occasional Buzzfeed quiz (clickbait title aside)? I recently partook of one entitled "Which Jane Austen heroine are you?", and was pleasantly surprised when my answer was Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey. Elizabeth Bennett and Emma Wodehouse are familiar names, as are the Dashwood sisters, but Catherine Morland is … Continue reading The forgotten Catherine Morland: Born to be a heroine?