Reading the Classics: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None somewhat took over my life last week. The book arrived…

Reading the Classics: Persuasion

The book that has stuck with me the most throughout my Reading the Classics journey has undoubtedly been Jane Austen’s…

The Incredible Origins of Everyday Phrases

I have always been fascinated by the origins of everyday phrases. Here, I’ve decided to explore some of the origins…

Reading the Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

After reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm, I decided to move away from 20th-century literature for a while. I loved Pride…

“Let Them Eat Cake” One of History’s Greatest Misquotes

For decades the words “Let them eat cake” have been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette in the 18th-century. But, history…

The Ghosts of Pendle Hill: A Paranormal Investigation

As many of my readers are aware, I have a keen interest in the paranormal. I have conducted a number…

Royal Birth Traditions

As the nation awaits the news of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first baby, I’m going to…