Persuasion is a favourite novel of many Jane Austen fans. Persuasion is so close to Austen's own life that many like to think of it as autobiographical. Persuasion is about love rediscovered.
Thomas More's "Utopia" was humanism in renaissance literature. How much was More influenced by the Renaissance? Like other humanists in the Renaissance, he looked to the future as influenced by the past.
A list of the 1990s best selling books. For the first time children's books led the way with J.K. Rowling stealing the best seller top spot. Only John Grisham and Stephen King could compete.
Some of the best covers of the Beatles song, Here, There and Everywhere. Here, There and Everywhere was voted the fourth best song of all time by Mojo Magazine in 2000 and the Beatles all loved it.
A look at the top 10 best-selling books of the 1980s. This 1980s book list includes epic books from Belva Plain and James Michener and great page-turners from Judith Kranz and Frederick Forsyth.
A list of the 1960s best selling books, with photos and videos. Books by Steinbeck, Faulkner and Harper Lee set the tone for the 1960s with Charles M Shultz and Charlie Brown books also popular.
A list of the Top 10 best selling fiction books of the 1950s. Books which influenced many of the most watched movies of the 1950s and 1960s.
Reality TV shows can be the best for entertainment, fun, viewer participation and TV addiction. Whether it's Ice Road Truckers and the Deadly Catch or X Factor or The Hills, we all love reality TV.
A look at the causes of the American Civil War started and who was instrumental in its beginnings. Causes included slavery and nationalist politics. Includes civil war pictures and civil war quotes .
A look at some of the best British TV shows & series from 2000s. British comedy TV shows gained worldwide applause and British drama shows lead the way with great writing, acting and viewing figures.
A look at some of the best inventions of the 19th century. The 19th century remains one of the most innovative for inventions with advances in engineering, communication and photography among its most interesting subjects.
An article looking into the living conditions of the urban poor in the 1800s. The 1800s was a time of enormous change. The industrial revolution changed Britain's urban landscape forever.
Here's how to make an e-card on Microsoft Powerpoint. Create a great Christmas card to email to friends.
A brief history of debtors prisons in the UK and USA.
A list of all Formula One champions since 1950 to 2015 with tables, videos and photos of all Formula One champions.
The Top 80's Rod Stewart Songs including videos . Rod Stewart took the 80s by storm, recording some of his top hits during that decade.
All about the best legal TV shows. Who were the best TV lawyers? What puts a legal TV show among the best? The best legal shows have great lawyers and cops and the best courtroom scenes.
A run down of the Top 10 British sitcoms created from a poll on sitcoms in 2004 - it's official!
All about one of the most famous women of world war two, American cultural icon, Rosie the Riveter who got American women into the factories and shipyards when America needed them.
Of all the women of World War Two, the Land Girls stand out for the hard work they did on farms in Britain and abroad. WW2 Land Girls working the land so that Britain could eat! Land Girls mattered.
The WVS were a group of one million female volunteers who did a great job at home during World War Two, helping civilians through World War Two air raids, evacuation and the blitz.
All about the WRNS or as they are better known, The Wrens, amongst the hardest working Women of World War Two, working for the Royal Navy at home and abroad. Wrens in WW2 were close to the action.
All about the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, some of the key women working during World War Two. The WAAF took over RAF ground-based jobs from men and proved their worth in WW2.
50 First Dates is one of the best chick flicks with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore doing their best to fall in love in beautiful Hawaii. Barrymore's memory loss makes Sandler a stranger to her every time they meet but Sandler is determined to get his forgetful girl. A complicated romance played...
All about influential 1980s British synthpop band, Human League who took the world by storm in the early 80s and are still going strong now.
A review of the Best British Television Shows and Series of the 1990s, Includes some photos and videos.
An article about the Top 10 Imogen Heap songs with a brief outline of the attributes of each song and also a look at Pentatonix's cover of Michael Aha, one of the best covers ever made?
A look at some of the best British TV shows and series from the 1970s and 1980s. British TV in the 70s picked up where the 60s left off, especially with great British comedy and some iconic TV drama shows.
A look at some of the best British TV Shows and series from the 1960s. Features British drama, comedy and soap opera shows.
This article is all about one of The Beatles' most covered songs, "Blackbird." Here are some of the best cover versions of it with accompanying videos.
Two-tone music has energy, dance, fun, ska, reggae, a pinch of punk, and a sniff on new wave. Here are the best 10 two-tone songs with some cracking videos to enjoy.
It was the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth on 7th February 2012. This article is a look at my top 10 of his novels on film, either in the cinema or on TV.
Brandi Carlile is a Great American singer. Her album, The Story has spawned one of the greatest songs of the decade and a Brandi Carlile song has been covered by Adele on the limited edition version of 21.
At Seattle's famous fish market, Pike's Place, it's all about the team work. The way they work is called the Fish Philosophy and spawned a totally new approach to team work, choose your attitude!
How to make chilli jam. Nando's chilli jam costs about $1 a pop. You can make chilli jam at home for a fraction of the cost, chilli jam as hot and spicy or sweet and mild as you want.
Elizabeth Fraser, one of the best vocalists of the 1980s and 90s. She was vocalist for the Cocteau Twins. Her song with Massive Attack has been chosen as the Children In Need song in 2011.