OTD d. Emily Dickinson – and the benefits of obscurity to a writer

Emily Dickinson – and the benefits of obscurity to a writer Today is the anniversary of the death of the great American poet, Emily Dickinson (10 Dec 1830 – 15 May 1886). Another author from my ‘famous and appreciated … too late’ series. All quotes in this post are from Emily’s writing, unless mentioned otherwise. If I read a book and it makes my whole … Continue reading OTD d. Emily Dickinson – and the benefits of obscurity to a writer

11 worst couples in literature: Laura Fairlie & Sir Percival Glyde from The Woman in White

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 11 worst couples in literature: Laura Fairlie & Sir Percival Glyde from The Woman in White

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

Painting The Somnambulist by Millais was sold

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?!