British Literature

Sisters in scandal: The Mitfords’ story

A new TV adaptation of The Pursuit of Love, Nancy Mitford’s novel based on her eccentric family, puts the lives of her infamous sisters in the spotlight once again It’s not hard to understand why...
Anne Hathaway's cottage

Shakespeare’s gardens: in pictures

There's more to Shakespeare's home county of Warwickshire than Stratford-upon-Avon. Here we take a tour of some of its most splendid gardens, from the grounds of Compton Verney to Anne Hathaway's cottage Compton Verney This stately...
Hill Top, Cumbria, Beatrix Potter

5 places to celebrate Britain’s literary heroes

From the Brontë sisters to Beatrix Potter, a visit to Britain is a great opportunity to explore the home life of the brilliant authors we all love.
Isle of Skye

BRITAIN’s TV and film locations 2016 – part 2

We’ve been treated to yet more wonderful film and TV in the second part of 2016, and many more beautiful British places acted as lovely locations.

Writers in British hotels: Kipling at Brown’s

Get a taste of Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling’s love for London’s beautiful Brown’s hotel, from our fabulous feature on the historic hotels our finest writers have made their home in the new issue of BRITAIN magazine.

Toast Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday this summer

This year marks Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. The country will be spending this year celebrating the work and life of the world’s greatest storyteller with festivals and celebrations across the UK.

It’s time to discover the other Dickens

A new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum in London aims to debunk the myths surrounding the life of the writer’s wife, Catherine Dickens.
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1616: Shakespeare and the year of his death

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is being marked around the world this April. We explore why there is no record of his death being marked in London in 1616.
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BRITAIN’s top 10… Shakespeare 400 events in 2016

We’ve picked out 10 of the biggest and best Shakespeare 400 events in the UK and around the world, from free online courses to amazing exhibitions, so you can celebrate the Bard wherever you are.
Charlotte Bronte, National Portrait Gallery

Celebrate Charlotte Brontë at the NPG

Get a fascinating insight into the celebrated author’s life and work at major new exhibition in London featuring never-before-seen personal items.
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