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Desmond Elliot Prize Winner: Ros Barber

Hats off to former computer programmer, Ros Barber, for winning the Desmond Elliot prize for her debut novel (in blank verse), The Marlowe Papers. Based on the premise that Marlowe was not killed in a tavern brawl, but escaped and … Continue reading

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Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey’s “Brittle Beauty”

In this week’s “Poem of the Week” by Carol Rumen in the Guardian Poetry Section, she showcases Henry Howard’s sonnet, “Brittle Beauty” ( Read the sonnet and Guardian article here ). I enjoyed watching the BBC television series, “The Tudors”.  In season … Continue reading

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