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

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 guessing it’s reasonably common knowledge around here – but for those who don’t know about Dracula’s partially-British roots, we figured it would be a fun…

11 Things You Might Not Know About Pride & Prejudice

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 of the 2005 Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen adaptation), we thought it might be fun to celebrate with a bit of trivia. 11 Things You…

The Royal Mint Issues an Agatha Christie £2 Commemorative Coin

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 anniversary of the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. In 1920, the new author had just celebrated her 30th birthday…