Today is the day we wish a very happy birthday (or a very happy un-un-birthday...) to the fabulous Lewis Carroll, and offer up our thanks for the literary legacy he left behind - a legacy which remains ever strong and influential. Over one hundred and fifty years have passed since the publication of his 1856 classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (more commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland), and yet the story continues to touch the hearts of the masses who read it to this day. It's hard to not be moved by the brilliant and colourful madness of such a zany and memorable tale, which is why we're using this special day to explore Carroll's many wacky and wonderful characters - characters which make Wonderland worthy of its name, a world which would not be the same without each and every one of its unique inhabitants.
Wuthering Heights is a novel that has cemented its legacy as one of the most discussed, revered, and profoundly influential pieces of English literature of all time. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the book is that it is the sole novel written and published by Emily Bronte before her untimely death at the age of thirty. Yet, with her birthday near, it's only right to celebrate something she achieved in half a lifetime that most of us could only dream of in one hundred - changing the world of literature. Read More