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The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss Copyrighted image Copyright: Fred Fabre © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 20 Oct 2015
Uncover the real places behind The Mill on the Floss and read the titles Eliot rejected.

The Secret Life of Books: Series Two

The Secret Life of Books: Series Two Copyrighted image Copyright: © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Oct 2015
Discover The Secret Life of Books in this second series getting behind the pages of six more books.

Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs Copyrighted image Copyright: © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
Make your own nonsense and learn about Edward Lear’s innovative production techniques.

The Faerie Queene

The Faerie Queene Copyrighted image Copyright: © BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Sep 2015
Find out how Elizabethans read Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene and see it as the Victorians did. 

Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays

Collecting Shakespeare: Crowd funding and rediscovered plays Copyright free image Copyright free: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2015
A benefit gig, a rediscovered lost play and a beef with Alexander Pope: Lewis Theobald's 18th Century edition of Shakespeare plays could have...

Ayn Rand and selfishness

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Ayn Rand and selfishness Copyrighted image Copyright: The BBC
Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2015
Morality and selfishness sound like opposites - but not according to the Russian-American novelist of the 1950s, Ayn Rand. 

Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron

Past-Time Lover: Lord Byron Copyrighted image Copyright: Neil Arnold
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Feb 2015
This article is part of a collection produced for Valentine’s Day. Who would you select for your Valentine from these iconic figures from history?

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy

The Mitford Sisters: Talents, snobbery and controversy Creative commons image Katy Stoddard under CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Sep 2014
Following the death of the last Mitford sister, Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, we look at the aristocratic family's dynasty.  

Poetry Prescription

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Poetry Prescription Creative commons image Sarah Browning under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Updated 18 Sep 2014
Feeling loving, adventurous or scared? Poetry Prescription will find you the perfect poem to reflect your mood.