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How Clean Is Your House - Book Review
The book How Clean Is Your House? by Kim Woodburn and Aggie Mackenzie, complements the successful television series of the same name. This two woman cleaning team have zealously tackled some of the dirtiest houses in Britain...
I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud - Book Review
If you only have one poetry book on your bookshelf, pick this one. I found it a joy to browse through, finding poems I knew, half knew or had heard of, all by classic poets such as William Blake, Philip Larkin, Wilfred Owen and W B Yeats.
If - Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling’s IF is one of the greatest poems in the English language. On a technical level it has metre, rhythm, rhyme. On a soul level it has content that goes beyond words, a poem that can speak to people for all eternity.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was an engineer, inventor and entrepeneur who transformed travel in England and beyond as he built bridges, railways and ships.
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.
Jerusalem by William Blake
William Blake's poem Jerusalem, set to the music we use now during the First World War, is seen by some as an English National Anthem.
JRR Tolkien - author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - was an academic who created a hugely detailed mythical world in which to set his stories. Tolkien was born towards the end of the nineteenth century - a Victorian by birth - yet his novels are still hugely popular today.
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?
King Arthur - Stories
The story of Arthur – a warrior king of ancient Britain - has been told in story, poetry and song. It has been adapted for television and film. It has been investigated by historians, archaeologists, mythologists and religious seekers.
Lake District Writers
England’s Lake District, one of the country’s National Parks, has inspired writers and poets ranging from Arthur Ransome to William Wordsworth. The landscape includes the deepest lakes and the highest mountain in England.
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