literature, personal

200 years on: What Austen means to me

It's July 18th 2017. A long anticipated date for me. Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, one which she came to in Winchester. I've visited her grave, of course I have. I've even been to her mum and sister's. But visiting her grave over a year ago now is something I found… Continue reading 200 years on: What Austen means to me

creative writing, literature

“One thing very clever.”

'At a picnic on Box Hill, Emma "…demands from each of you either one thing very clever, be it prose or verse, original or repeated- or two things moderately clever- or three things very dull indeed, and she engages to laugh heartily at them all." We ask you to please entertain us with "one thing… Continue reading “One thing very clever.”