Monday Musing: Liberalism, Literature, And The Myth Of ‘Political Correctness Gone Mad’

For those currently tuned into the mayhem of British and American politics, the world appears to be existing on the brink of apocalyptic doom. While political trends usually operate on an endless pendulum swing from left to right, the vitriol and division that seems to characterise both contemporary policy and propaganda has instilled the sense … Continue reading Monday Musing: Liberalism, Literature, And The Myth Of ‘Political Correctness Gone Mad’

The Original Goths: Why Women Write Gothic Horror

One of my first introductions to the history of women in the world was through the anti-suffrage propaganda poster 'A Woman's Mind Magnified'. A mind-bendingly offensive insight into the machinations of the political and social elite, this sort of propaganda has always accompanied efforts by marginalised groups to escape the confines into which their entire … Continue reading The Original Goths: Why Women Write Gothic Horror

Review: Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

"The most racking pangs succeeded: a grinding in the bones, deadly nausea, and a horror of the spirit that cannot be exceeded at the hour of birth or death. Then these agonies began swiftly to subside, and I came to myself as if out of a great sickness. There was something strange in my sensations, … Continue reading Review: Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Genius Of Agatha Christie: 99 Years On

A few years ago, I had the unbelievable good fortune of working on the film sets of both Poirot and Miss Marple. I stumbled into this as an unexpected consequence of my time spent as a tour guide and House deputy at the triumphantly gothic Knebworth House. The building's uniquely turreted, gargoyled exterior has secured its position as … Continue reading The Genius Of Agatha Christie: 99 Years On