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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Dir: Branagh)

Posted by Andrea Lake on Sunday, November 25, 2012, In : Regular 

I had not watched this particular film until recently.  I've been looking at Mary Shelley's book as part of my coursework and have been fascinated by the comparisons between the book and Shelley's own life.  The story of Frankenstein evolved from a bet between her, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron to come up with a scary story.  If reports are accurate, Byron was so terrified by Shelley's tale that he ran screaming from the room.  The book itself is written in a flowing style, making it ...


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Literature...

Posted by Andrea Lake on Friday, October 5, 2012, In : Regular 
As many of you beautiful readers already know, I spend an awful lot of time with books in my hands and I have to believe that this is a good thing.

Books not only educate us, sometimes in a very sophisticated and underhand way, but they also allow us the facility to escape from a life which might be challenging, cruel, or even unfair.  What I do know is, we all have our cross to bear, sometimes it is ill health, sometimes it is poverty, sometimes it is dealing with a whole range of different p...
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The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole

Posted by Andrea Lake on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Regular 
I recently came across The Castle of Otranto, written in 1764 by Horace Walpole.

This book is a classic piece of gothic literature, featuring a lot of the main themes, ghost-like apparitions, maidens in distress, a cruel overlord, churches and cloisters, exotic locations, contracts, rites, hidden birthrights and last but not least, a potential curse visited upon the next generation.

I absolutely loved this literary treasure.  In spite of the age of the book, it proved to be a very easy read and...
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