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By: Kate | November 05, 2015

As a long-time fan of Agatha Christie, I was at a bit of a loose end once I had read all of her books. Failing to find a satisfying substitute amongst our current writers, I went back and began exploring her contemporaries. And they are great! You can see more information here.

By: Kate | November 01, 2015

Have you ever opened a Pandora's Box, suspected a Trojan Horse or been struck by Cupid's arrow? Or have you tempted Fate, been visited by your Muse or lured in by a Siren song? Have you made a Herculean effort, been on an Odyssey or wished you had the Midas touch?

The stories of Greek mythology were first recorded around 3000 years ago, and they are so entertaining that people have been re-telling them ever since. When the ancient Roman empire extended to cover Greece, the Romans adopted and adapted the Greek stories, bestowing the character names which we most easily recognise today. Aphrodite became Venus, Eros became Cupid, Ares became Mars, and so on. The stories have also inspired other writers throughout history. Pyramus and Thisbe gav...

Category: Writing 

Tags: Mythology 

By: Kate | October 17, 2015

"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."

Category: Writing 

Tags: Dorothy Parker 

By: Kate | October 08, 2015

What's better than a great work of art? A great work of art referencing another great work of art!

Landscape with the fall of Icarus: Pieter Bruegel

Category: Writing 

Tags: Auden Bruegel 

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