Jottings from the Editors Desk

Our joint meeting with the Jane Austen Society went off extremely well on April 19th. Professor Harry Ricketts, even though suffering from a heavy cold, gave a very interesting talk on both Jane Austen and Rudyard Kipling, after which he met us for individual discussions and signed copies of his books, his biography of RK [...]

Prequels and Sequels by Hrystina Faulk

It is a truth universally acknowledged that classic literature – novels that have withstood the test of time – inevitably attract a prequel, a sequel, and sometimes both. I blame Jean Rhys for this. Rhys, born in Antigua in the then-British West Indies, wrote The Wide Sargossa Sea, a much-loved novel in its own right, [...]

The Children’s Song

LAND of our Birth, we pledge to thee Our love and toil in the years to be; When we are grown and take our place As men and women with our race. Father in Heaven who lovest all, Oh, help Thy children when they call; That they may build from age to age An undefiled [...]