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400 Years since Shakespeare’s death

The bane, or joy, of school children all over the English-speaking world and beyond, William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on 23 April 1616,  aged 52. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and his works which consist … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of the death of Graham Greene

Today marks 25 years since the death of one of the great writers of the 20th century, Graham Greene. Henry Graham Greene was born on 2 October 1904. His father was a teacher and Green was a boarder at one … Continue reading

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75 Year anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s death

It’s a tragic story. Dogged by what is now thought to be bipolar disorder, Virginia Woolf famously committed suicide by filling her coat pockets with stones and walking into the River Ouse  on 28 March 1941 aged 59. Her body was … Continue reading

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