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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.
Dick Whittington is the story of a young man who heads to London to find his fortune in a city where he believes the streets are paved with gold. Richard Whittington was one of London's mayors, but he was not poor and was not known to have a cat - the animal who brought Dick fame and fortune.
Dinner for One
Dinner for One is a short, very English film which is a cult hit in Germany, Denmark and Norway yet most English people have never heard of it!
Do Not Go Gentle - Book Review
The book Do Not Go Gentle, subtitled Poems for Funerals, is a small volume (less than a hundred pages) that brings together poems about death, dying, grief and remembrance.
Dr Who - Hartnell to Pertwee
Dr Who - an iconic English TV series - has survived generations of viewers and regenerations of Doctors. The first three doctors helped lay the bedrock of stories to come...
Easter Traditions in England
England has some ancient traditions that are still honoured at Easter including the monarch's giving on Maundy Thursday, pace egg rolling and pace egg plays.
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.
England's architectural heritage is magnificently displayed in cathedrals which are some of the largest and finest buildings in the land. They are also deeply entwined in the history of a country which has both worshipped and reviled such monuments to the church.
England is home to a wide variety of cheeses, some of which have been made for hundreds of years, many of which take their names from the village, town, city or county where they originated.
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