The 11 worst couples in literature

No.3. Laura Fairlie and Sir Percival Glyde from The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins) * * Spoiler alert – don’t read this if you haven’t yet read the book * * Oh dear – this marriage was spectacularly doomed from the start. The utterly broke Sir Percival Glyde can appear charming and gracious, but he’s actually a fraudster – in false possession of his title … Continue reading The 11 worst couples in literature

QUOTE: How to choose a wife – Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. He is best known for two books – The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868). I recommend them both. Followed by No Name (1862) and Armadale (1866), if you have the appetite. Talking of appetite, that is the topic of the quote that I am introducing here. It is … Continue reading QUOTE: How to choose a wife – Wilkie Collins

QUOTE: The importance of breakfast/tea

I am currently reading The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins. A writer of thumping good reads. I don’t expect Great Literature from him, but I do expect to thoroughly enjoy myself between the pages. I also expect many references to food, drink and meals, like the one above. And here is a quote from The Woman in White (his favourite self-penned book). Who doesn’t enjoy food … Continue reading QUOTE: The importance of breakfast/tea

Where is Anne Catherick?!

Where is Anne Catherick?! Or to be more accurate where is this painting? In a Tumblr post on Wilkie Collins’ sensational novel The Woman in White, I used the Pre-Raphaelite painting for illustration. The Somnambulist by John Everett Millais. It is thought by some that Millais was inspired by the book. It left me wanting to know which art gallery had it. Sadly, I learned … Continue reading Where is Anne Catherick?!