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Classic Literature

British Library Tour
England: London LITERATURE + FILM

British Library Tour

It’s interesting that in the world’s largest holding library you are unable to check out a book and need special permission to touch one.  While I had visited this library before, I went back for a proper tour just a few weeks ago. (There…

June 11, 2014
Visit Beatrix Potter's Lake District
England: General LITERATURE + FILM NATURE + GARDENS

The Lake District

For the long holiday weekend we took a quick zip to the Lake District, the largest and most visited National Park in England located near the Scottish border – – You can see how this area has inspired so many authors including William Wordsworth…

June 7, 2014
C.S. Lewis's Home
England: Berkshire + Oxfordshire HISTORY LITERATURE + FILM

C.S. Lewis

  – Last week I traveled to Oxford to visit the home of C.S. Lewis, who is famously known for writing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Today, his home ‘The Kilns’ is not a museum but a residence that houses visiting scholars So many fun things…

November 6, 2013
Fascinating World Of Ian Fleming
HISTORY LITERATURE + FILM

Fascinating World Of Ian Fleming

 For our book club we read Ian Fleming’s Dr No (1958) – I think we were all surprised by how good it was A bit dated, yet entertaining – Although Dr No was Fleming’s seventh book, it was his first novel to be turned…

October 3, 2013
Sherlock Holmes In London
England: London LITERATURE + FILM

Sherlock Holmes In London

 Determined this year to walk in the footsteps of famous British authors, I started my quest with Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Wall Tiles at Baker Street Tube Station   Sherlock Holmes continues to be on bookshelves today, as The Hound…

March 1, 2013