Paris On The Slab – The Woman In White By Wilkie Collins

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The ancestor of crime and detective novels The Woman in White, written in 1859 by Wilkie Collins, was a hugely successful novel. It first appeared in a serial form in the All the Year Round, a British weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, Collins’ friend, boss, and mentor. The serial’s success was such that it became a dinner-table topic and that bets were struck as to the outcome of the story. A

Where Did Mary Shelley Write Dr Frankenstein?

Where Did Mary Shelley Meet Dr Frankenstein

Walk the streets of Geneva in Switzerland to discover the answer Life was complicated for Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, and everybody else around her. Mary Shelley (née Godwin) was born in London in 1797. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was a writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. Her father, William Godwin was a journalist, novelist and anarchist philosopher. Mary’s half-sister, Fanny Imlay, who was three years older than her, was born after her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy And Islington

The Galaxy Was Born In Islington

After Douglas Adams destroyed Earth for a hyperspace bypass, he allowed Arthur Dent a few hometown memories The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy takes us to far away places following the destruction of planet Earth by the Vogons. Places that leave Arthur Dent all at sea as he adjusts to being the last remaining human in the Universe. In the company of his trusted friend, an alien, Ford Prefect, he learns the golden rule of space

The Day I Almost Met Erich von Daniken In Beatenberg

I Almost Met Erich von Däniken

In search of tranquility, dragons and ancient aliens A one week vacation in the mountain air of Beatenberg, in the Bernese Oberland, in a charming chalet in the middle of pristine alpine meadows with an uninterrupted view of the Swiss Alps would be anyone’s idea of bliss. Then there are some remarkable facts about Beatenberg. Three of the village’s four areas, Waldegg, Schmocken, Spirenwald are spread out along the seven-kilometre village street, with the fourth area, Sundlauenen,