Archives for April 2006

O’Henry and The Gift of the Magi

By Mary Pat Musick Do you remember the first time reading O’Henry’s The Gift of the Magi? Do you recall […]

Robert Louis Stevenson – Always in Edinburgh

In the 19th Century, poverty and disease were rife throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town. Cobbled streets and narrow lanes harboured the dangerous and the delinquents; vagrants and beggars were aplenty and the threat of feces falling from the slums above, always a possibility.

The Remains of a Dream: Alexander Pope’s Villa at Twickenham

By Loredana Massa For a common tourist, nowadays, Twickenham, part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, may mean […]