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Daffodils - William Wordsworth
Daffodils by William Wordsworth is a poem which many people know or half know, a poem which captures the natural beauty of flowers heralding spring in words and memory.
Eating for England - Book Review
Niglel Slater has a sensual love of food that oozes through his writing. Eating for England takes time honoured English classics and celebrates their glory. Entries are generally short (often no more than a page), making this a book of bite-size writing which can be devoured in bite-size pieces.
English puddings include some classic recipes which have stood the test of time, from Apple Snow to Summer Pudding; more stodgy counterparts include Bread Pudding, Eton Mess and Queen of Puddings.
Fast Facts About Somerset
Somerset, in south west England,encompasses hills, floodplains, moors and ancient sites. Somerset is largely rural – centres of population include Bath, Bridgwater, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil.
Enid Blyton Books
Children's author Enid Blyton produced books that appeal to preschool children to those in their teens. Three of her classic series, illustrative of her range, were Malory Towers, Noddy and The Famous Five.
Born in Bristol
Bristol is a city rich in culture and learning. It has given birth to a huge diversity of talent. This article explores Bristol bred successes from actor Cary Grant to Paul Dirac, physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize.
The Cerne Abbas Giant
A massive 180 foot high chalk figure, carved into a Dorset hillside, the Cerne Abbas Giant is said to promote fertility. His origins are lost in time, though many theories abound as to his true origins...
Snow in England
Snowfall in England is a rare occurrence, and even with preparation the country can grind to a halt. Schools close, public transport services are suspeneded, roads are impassable and many, many adults unable to get to work enjoy a day off in the snow...
English Queens - Boudicca to Elizabeth I
England has had strong leadership from women, yet they have rearely had the chance to shine as male heirs have had precedence in the line of succession. Boudicca led her tribe after her husband died. Mary I succeeded her teenage brother on his death, thus opening the door for her younger sister.
Tristan and Iseult
One of our oldest stories, featuring a traingle of love similar to that of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot, Tristan and Iseult is a simple and stirring story of power, love and magic.
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