Convict turned upstanding citizen and father figure, Jean Valjean is the pivotal character of French novel 'Les Miserables'. Valjean has been played by several famous actors on screen and stage.
Inspector Javert, nemesis of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. A man born to a convict, who devoted his life to the letter of the law, becomes a dangerous opponent with his rigid idea of justice.
Cosette, daughter of the tragic Fantine, is a Cinderella type figure who is rescued from her ragged and miserable existence by Valjean. This little girl serves to bind all of the key characters of Les Miserables both as...
Eponine, whose unrequited love for Marius Pontmercy led to her self-sacrifice in classic French novel Les Miserables, is a character who has won many hearts. Learn more about this tragic teenager.
The character of Fantine in 'Les Miserables' is one of classic literature's most tragic heroines. Learn more about this fallen woman and the actresses who have played her on stage and screen.
Do you love The Sound of Music? Think you know your trivia about the movie, it's characters and songs? Then test your knowledge with these 3 quizzes about the von Trapp family and the classic musical.
Discover some of the greatest ballet movies of all time, along with their star talent. See Neve Campbell, Natalie Portman and Zoe Saldana all follow in the steps of ballerina-actress Moira Shearer.
Looking for some fun face paint ideas for Valentines Day? Get out the pink face paint and sparkles, because these romantic makeup ideas are perfect for girls and women everywhere.
Have you ever thought about moving to Scotland? Here's a guide to some of the many positives about life in Scotland, from the Scottish landscapes to the rich history and lively culture.
Are you an expert on New York City, or just want to try your luck with a quiz and learn some trivia? Then give these New York quizzes a go and see how you score!
Paint a decorative skull face for Dia de los muertos or Day of the Dead. These makeup video tutorials will help you get the perfect sugar skull look with face paints. There's even one for the guys.
Ever wondered where that Scottish film was set? Discover some classic movies set in Scotland and their locations, from the Highlands to Glasgow and Edinburgh, along with some that might be new to you.
Escape to beautiful Italian landscapes with this movies filmed in Italy. Discover the gorgeous film locations behind those romantic and dramatic scenes, from Florence and Umbria to lovely Lake Como.
There are many tragic heroines in classic novels, although a few found happier endings. If you think you know your classic heroines and novelists, test your knowledge with a literary quiz or two.
Ready to scare? Then get your ghost face paint on! These fun and spooky makeup tutorials for Halloween ghosts let you choose from glamorous flapper, dead girl, ghastly pirate, or fun kids designs.
For a prettier Halloween look or some eye-catching party makeup, try a fairy design. These lovely fantasy face painting designs will enchant girls of all ages, and are the perfect excuse to sparkle!
Get your Halloween witch makeup ideas here and find out how to transform yourself with face paint. Recreate the Wicked Witch or be different as a Sea Witch. Or why not be a glamorous enchantress?
From Count Dracula to a dangerous vampire lady, come and sink your fangs into these Halloween face painting video tutorials. Learn how to create the perfect vampire makeup for all ages.
From Cowardly Lion to Scar in the Lion King, or a cute Simba for your little cubs... everyone enjoys being king of the jungle! Here are 5 very different Lion face paint looks to choose from.
Dogs are an adorable subject for face painting, loved by kids and adults alike. There are 5 fun dog face designs here: a classic dog for everyone; a cute little puppy for little ones; a bulldog that will appeal to boys;...
A classic Halloween cat, cute party kitten or glamorous goddess with cat-like eyes -- there's a feline-inspired makeup design for every occasion. These kitty face paint tutorials make it fun and easy.
Get ready for Halloween or even Zombie Prom with these face paint video tutorials. From skull face to corpse bride, and zombie makeup for the guys and girls, learn to apply fantasy makeup like a pro.
What would Halloween costumes be without some fun face paint to finish them off? These designs all have kids in mind, from cute pumpkin faces and tiger paint to a creepy skull makeup and a fun pirate.
I've put together some ideas for easy Halloween costumes to make this year for Halloween parties and celebrations. Not everyone wants to spend a king's ransom buying a costume. In any case, part of the fun of Halloween...
Want to write a novel but just can't get started? It can be tough finding inspiration to sit down and write. Help is at hand, from expert guides by published authors to book-writing challenges.
Animals can be a healing power in our lives, from bringing comfort to the elderly or sick to making a connection with autistic people. Discover therapy pets from cats and dogs to pigs and even a duck!
Scotland is a popular setting for fiction, but its strong cultural heritage make it an easy target for stereotyping. Get the facts about Scotland and the Scottish people and avoid common pitfalls.
Tom McCarthy's 2008 movie 'The Visitor' is a thought-provoking, intelligent drama that makes you care about its characters. Discover the story of 3 illegal immigrants and the man who befriends them.
The European Alps are home to a diverse range of animals. Discover some of the alpine fauna, from the marmot to the dormouse, the ibex and chamois, the magnificent eagle owl and the beautiful lynx.
Discover the beautiful Alps, a mountain range that stretches across central Europe. This region has some wonderful sights, sounds, and tastes to explore, not to mention a range of outdoors activities.
The Swiss Alps are a magical place in early summer when the meadows and mountains bloom with alpine flowers. Discover some of the many wonderful flower species you can see in Switzerland and the Alps.
The career of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has won him worldwide fans. Learn more about the versatile singer with the heavenly voice whose recent album features duets with JLo and Nelly Furtado.
So you think you know about Scotland? In that case, here's a quiz to test your knowledge of Scottish trivia. Come try your luck and we'll find out if you know your haggis from your sporran!
So many of us are discovering the thrill of researching our ancestors. I'm yet to meet anyone who didn't have a fantastic family history story or two to share.Some have even turned their years of genealogical research...
Thinking about snowboarding but worried you're too old? Have no fear, this fun snowsport is now enjoyed by women of all ages. So grab a board and find out how to quickly gain confidence on the slopes.
One of the native British mammals, the Scottish Wildcat (felis silvestris) is in danger of dying out. Learn about this fascinating cat and why there are now so few of them left in the wild.
Taking self portraits is a lot of fun and can be easy when you know how. This guide is all about getting a great photograph of yourself - when you are the one taking the picture! Discover some top self portrait tips to...
Learning about your convict ancestors, and how their deportation shaped your own family history, can be a fascinating voyage of discovery. Find out how to research their punishment and new life.