Except I didn't... For the first time as hostess I have failed miserably at taking part which is a very sorry state of affairs.
You, however - yes you there reading this. You let Dickens and Gaskell, Hardy and Shakespeare be your Muse. You created what I could not and so I applaud you and present your masterpieces!
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life...
...For never was a story of more woe Then this of Juliet and her Romeo.
Miss Potter and Nutkin
Edgar Alan Poe
English Literature book cover
Please Sir... Can I have some more?
A celebration of English gothic novels
Waiting for Mr Darcy under the mistletoe...
Edgar Alan Poe and his ravens
M R James and the warning to the curious!
Miss Havisham fading away...
A Midsummer Night's Dream with our little friend Puck!