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An introduction to Thomas Ingoldsby and his gothic legends

Think Gothic literature: what names come to mind? Perhaps M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stroker, Robert Louis Stevenson, or even some of the first authors in the genre, including Ann Radcliffe? Surely, Thomas Ingoldsby is not your instant choice, nor is the true name behind his pen signature, Richard Harris Barham. His father (also…

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A spiritual quest and a Sapphire Song – Interview with author Todd Erick Pedersen

When Todd Erick Pedersen‘s work has been put to my attention, I could not help but research the reason behind its creation and started developing an interest in his novel and poems, all very interesting and somewhat standing out from the overcrowded fantasy genre to which is sort of belongs. Despite having been written before the…

Attribution: Tony Foster

Birmingham’s beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Facebook’s News Feed usually shows me all kinds of emotions my socially connected friends decide to display, sure, but the occasional article pops up from time to time, highlighting a trending discussion or a specific topic which sees the public opinion divide and debate. Seeing how Tim Moore’s words captured my attention, I decided to give…

Photo credits: Per Arnesen, Miso Film / DR

Danish drama 1864: a tale of history, love and much more

Without a little history recap, the whole background setting could be quite confusing for a foreigner: at the core of the whole thing is the Schleswig-Holstein question, a complicated diplomatic issue. Even Lord Palmerston has apparently stated that the only people who really understood the question were “the Prince Consort, who is dead, a German professor, who has…