When did the words ‘beshit himself’ first appear in English Literature, you ask? Find out in this interview with author of The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle

Our founder, Dr Oliver Tearle, has been interviewed by Chloe Blades for Sunday Edits about his book, The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History.

Read the full interview here!

Sunday Edits

Before you read the interview I had with Dr Oliver Tearle, author of The Secret Library, let me introduce him to you.


Oliver was a lecturer of mine at Loughborough University, specifically for this one enormous Charles Dickens novel, Bleak House perhaps, which I made a very poor attempt of reading (sorry, Oliver) because the sheer size of it just threw me off course. I surrendered to defeat choosing to sit back and enjoy this new lecturer of mine who was endearingly intelligent and greatly entertaining, and who, lucky for me and not so lucky for him, became my tutor a year later.

He is not only Lecturer in English at Loughborough University, specialising in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century literature, but he’s also founder of the blog Interesting Literature, which sees over 250,000 visitors pass by with intrigue every month, and is accompanied by a following of over 4,000 Facebook

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Posted on October 8, 2017, in Literature. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Excellent indeed to be introduced to such a figure.

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