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Princess Diana - Queen of Hearts
Princess Diana's death caused an unprecedented outpouring of grief in England. A woman who did not always find life easy, mother of a future king, Diana had worked her way in to the nation's heart and soul.
Real Fast Puddings - Book Review
Real Fast Puddings by Nigel Slater concentrates on puddings which are quick and easy to make. The book focuses on seasonal recipes, many of which use fruits and thus are not very heavy or calorie-laden.
Kenneth Grahame Wind In The Willows Author
The characters of Mole, Toad, Ratty and Badger are familiar to many adults who grew up with the children’s classic The Wind In The Willows. Have you read the book, seen the story on stage or screen, listened to it on the radio or read the book to your children?
J K Rowling and Harry Potter
J K Rowling, creator, of Harry Potter, is one of the most successful writers on earth. Her books have transferred to the big screen with tremendously successful films which have a star cast of English actors.
Real Fast Food - Book Review
Nigel Slaters’s book Real Fast Food is a delight – a cookery bible for the modern world. The recipes focus on fresh ingredients and meals that can be made (mostly) in half an hour or less.
The Brontë Sisters
The Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote some of English literature’s best loved classics including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. The sisters suffered more than their share of tragedy, and did not live to see the full fruits of their labours.
Nigella Lawson is a successful woman whose life, loves and memories infuse her work and her passions. Looking younger than her years on a diet which would appear to be often rich and calorie laden she is a great advertisement for her philosophy on life and food.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl's book has proved a success with generations of children (and adults!). The colourful, imaginative setting of the chocolate factory lends itself to visuals and the book has been filmed twice. Find out more about the book, the author and the films.
The Royal Wedding William and Kate
29 April 2011 saw the wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William in great pageantry and splendour - a fitting tribute to our future king and queen.
St. George's Day
Have you heard of St George, England’s patron saint? Do you know the story of St George and the Dragon? St George’s Day is celebrated on April 23 – also said to be Shakespeare’s birth and death day.
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