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The ‘plastic’ princess?

February 27, 2013


Learning English – 6 Minute English – The ‘plastic’ princess?. Quotes from a speech in which the Duchess of Cambridge was compared to a “shop window mannequin” with a “plastic smile” caused controversy in the UK this week. But a closer analysis of British novelist Hilary Mantel’s speech reveals a more sympathetic picture. Finn and […]

BBC News – Links between our landscape and literature

May 9, 2012


BBC News – Links between our landscape and literature. From the London suburbs, through the rolling Cotswolds, and out to the rugged coastline of western Scotland – the UK’s landscape has influenced authors for centuries. In turn, their literary works have helped define how we think of Britain both culturally and geographically.