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It is a blog on literary events, both contemporary and historical. It features items such as literary and theatre awards, literary festivals and an 'on this day' section

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Latest Blog Posts for Nonsuch English

  • It's that time again...
    on Oct 13, 2012 in Mo Yan Nobel Prize for Literature
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  • The Conscientious Objector...
    on Oct 13, 2012 in on this day Robert Lowell
      On this day...American poet Robert Lowell is condemned to prison for evading the draft in 1943. Considered one of the founders of the confessional movement, Lowell would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and serve as the Poe...
  • Deer Stalker Hats and Monocles: the Annual Sherlock Pilgrimage...
    on Sep 18, 2012 in Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes
    Some people fish, others paint and others watch television. Yet 70 members of the Sherlock Holmes Society spend their spare time making a pilgrimage to the Reichenbach Falls and acting out scenes from their hero's final struggle with Moriarty. Here i...
  • On This Day...Aldous Huxley was hired as a schoolmaster at Eton in 1917. After deterioring eyesight had put pay to a career in medicine, the future author of 'Brave New World', returned to his alma mater to teach French. Yet it is one of his students that is argua...
  • The Apprentice...On this day...Aldous Huxley was hired as a schoolmaster at Eton in 1917. After deterioring eyesight had put pay to a career in medicine, the future author of 'Brave New World', returned to his alma mater to teach French. Yet it is one of his students...
  • The Queen's Secret Library...
    on Jun 2, 2012 in Queen Elizabeth II history
    Screaming children, camping trips and torrents of rain. It must be a Bank Holiday weekend. Yet here is where the British spirit kicks in. Celebrating 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, jubilee fever is spreading across the nation.Yet perhaps tak...
  • On This Day...The charismatic author and poet Vita Sackville-West died in 1962 at the age of 70. Born into an aristocratic family, Vita seemingly fulfilled parental expectations through her marriage to career politician Harld George Nicholson. Yet this perfectly o...
  • The Charmer...On this day...The charismatic author and poet Vita Sackville-West died in 1962 at the age of 70. Born into an aristocratic family, Vita seemingly fulfilled parental expectations through her marriage to career politician Harld George Nicholson. Yet th...
  • The Stickler for the Rules...
    on Jan 16, 2012 in on this day Spanish language
    On this day...Antonio de Nebrija presented the first Spanish grammar book to Queen Isabella I in 1492. Since compared to names such as Erasmus, de Nebrija, who later latinized his name to 'Aelius Antonius Nebrissensis', had dedicated his life to furt...
  • The Tragic Welshman...
    on Nov 9, 2011 in Dylan Thomas on this day
    On this day...Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died in 1953 at the age of 39. The child of an English master and seamstress, Thomas was born in Swansea only months after the outbreak of the First World War. Despite his Welsh heritage, Thomas was brought up to...
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