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Interesting Facts about Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’ by guest author Oliver Tearle

Here’s a question for you. Can you name the three biggest-selling poets in the world? Shakespeare has to be in there (and he is – at number one in most accounts), but what about the other two? Wordsworth? Homer? Tennyson? John Betjeman, maybe? His poetry sold a lot of copies in the twentieth century. No, …

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Interesting Facts About The Sonnet by guest author Dr Oliver Teale

A short history of the sonnet form, with some fun facts about its development Writing an introduction to the sonnet throws out a number of questions, so in this post we will ask what might be considered the essential questions about the sonnet form, and provide some answers. Who invented the sonnet? What form does …

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Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (nee) Miller was born to a wealthy upper middle class family in Torquay, Devon in the south-west of England on 15 September 1890 and died on 12 January 1976. She is best known as a crime novelist but she also wrote short stories, plays and six romances under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. …

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