It's 20 years on June 26 since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first in the seven-book series. The Philosopher's Stone has sold more than 450 million copies and been translated into 79 languages.
Today, the Dickinson Homestead is a museum, and the poet’s bedroom is a space reserved for retreats by writers wishing to tap into their creative “genius”. I wonder what Dickinson would think of our intrusions.
"Difficulty” is an understatement for the reader’s experience of the bewildering Ulysses, with its notoriously experimental styles and form, extravagantly wrought language, and approach, in which nothing is “stupidly explained.”
The terrorist attacks in Manchester and London renewed discussions about how to stop young Muslims being radicalised. while it’s important to have these conversations, most of the suggestions are reactive.