How the English Town of Whitby Inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Even in very well-read circles, it’s not uncommon to find people who don’t realise that Bram Stoker’s Dracula has origins in England. After all – the very word “Dracula” conjures up images of cold and forbidding castles in the hills of Romania. Given that this is a site frequented by a great many Anglophiles, I’m …

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11 Things You Might Not Know About Pride & Prejudice

You won’t find many serious British literature or British TV fans who haven’t either read the book or watched at least ONE adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice. Since this year marks the 25th anniversary of the incredibly popular 1995 Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle adaptation (not to mention the 15 year anniversary …

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The Royal Mint Issues an Agatha Christie £2 Commemorative Coin

Christie The Royal Mint is well known for releasing a steady output of unique, interesting, and uniquely British coins. Whether it’s Elton John, The Tower of London, or Peter Rabbit, they’re great at celebrating well-loved British icons on real – not merely collectible – money. 100 Years of Agatha Christie This year marks the 100th …

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14 Charming British Romantic Comedy Novels Set in London

When we think about British rom com novels (aka chick lit), Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary is generally held up as the gold standard. Aside from being enormously popular as books, they were also made into a series of films starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Grant. Not too far behind, we find Sophie …

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Read Like a Duchess: What’s On Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s Bookshelf?

By all accounts, the Duchess of Cambridge is an educated, intelligent woman. In 2005, she graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an undergraduate MA in the history of art. She also studied at the British Institute of Florence during her gap year. Those things considered, it’s no surprise she’s a reader. …

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16 Delightful Cozy Mystery Novels Set in Scotland

If you love Scotland and you love mystery novels, but you DON’T always love reading the gruesome details of how a victim was killed, this is the perfect reading list for you. In this post, we’re taking a look at Scottish cozy mysteries. These books are set anywhere from the Scottish borders all the way …

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27 Brilliant British Mystery Novels Set in Oxford, England

Whether you’re a fan of the Endeavour – Inspector Morse – Inspector Lewis TV shows or you just love the city of Oxford, it’s hard to deny its appeal as the setting for a mystery novel. It’s a city filled with some of the world’s most brilliant people living and working alongside some of the …

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15 Intriguing British Victorian Mystery Novels for Fans of Sherlock Holmes & Ripper Street

If you enjoyed books like the Sherlock Holmes series (late Victorian to Edwardian) or television shows like Ripper Street, there’s a good chance you might also enjoy reading a mystery or two from the same time period. Below, we’ve gathered up some of the best Victorian-set British mystery novels to help you explore the options. …

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Irish & British Novels for Fans of the Period Mystery Dead Still

If you follow the world of British TV, you’ve probably heard of the new Irish period mystery Dead Still – and if not, we definitely recommend you check it out HERE on Acorn TV. The series follows Brock Blennerhasset, a man who earns his living taking photographs of the dead. It’s set in Victorian Dublin, …

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15 British Mystery Novels Set in Cornwall, England

If you’ve watched British television shows like Poldark and Doc Martin, you know precisely how beautiful the Cornish coast can be. It’s a county steeped in history and natural beauty, with a past full of smugglers and pirates and hard-working farmers and miners (among other things). Even today, it remains somewhat isolated from the rest …

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