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Five Fascinating Facts about Victor Hugo

Five fun facts about Victor Hugo, the celebrated author of Les Misérables 1. He had an unusual technique for dealing with writer’s block. While he was writing – or trying to write – Les Misérables, Victor Hugo found himself suffering from colygraphia (that’s our suggested technical word for ‘writer’s block’). So he […]

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The Best Thomas Hardy Novels

Hardy’s greatest novels, selected by Dr Oliver Tearle Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) wrote 14 novels, so picking a top ten won’t prove too difficult a task. What are the best Thomas Hardy novels? This is undoubtedly going to prove a difficult and controversial issue, but we thought we’d take this chance […]