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Visions of England

What does it mean to be English? For centuries, Englishness was synonymous with Britishness, informed first by the political dominance ...

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The Sealed Letter

After a separation of many years, Emily 'Fido' Faithfull bumps into her old friend Helen Codrington on the streets of ...

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In the Shadow of the Sword

In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A ...

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Country Girl

Born in Ireland in 1930 and driven into exile after publication of her controversial first novel, The Country Girls, O'Brien ...

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An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo

Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Profumo scandal, An English Affair is a sharp-focused snapshot of a ...

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There but for the

Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his ...

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