Category Archives: Books

Owning Jane Austen

Another day, another Jane Austen news story. Two hundred years after the publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen can still make headlines. This summer has seen the successful campaign to put Austen on a ten pound note followed by … Continue reading

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Women in Scandinavian and British Crime Fiction

Last year in the course ‘The Female Dick: Women in Crime Fiction’, we examined female authors and female detectives in mainly American crime fiction, moving from the first women to make it in Hollywood like Leigh Brackett and Vera Caspary; … Continue reading

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Waterstone’s Classics: A Chance to Dip into Literature on your Lunch Hour

Waterstone’s Liverpool One organizes a series of free talks by academics from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University on Wednesdays from 1-2 pm. It’s a great chance to dip into a work you’ve always been curious about … Continue reading

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Seeing Liverpool through Herman Melville’s Eyes: Google Earth Map of Victorian Liverpool

Most people have experienced entering a foreign city for the first time– it’s those first moments when your senses are most perceptive. Struck by the new sights and smells, the architecture and the customs, the strange and extraordinary aspects of the city emerge. … Continue reading

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Book Launch: The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

The Drowning of Arthur Braxton is the fifth novel by Wirral-based writer Caroline Smailes. The Liverpool launch of the novel will take place at 126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, on Tuesday April 9th, beginning at 6.30. Caroline will read from the … Continue reading

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