Le Grand Meaulnes (translated as The Lost Estate in the most recent Penguin classic) was a set text for our A level French and like The Catcher in the Rye it should be read in adolescence.
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Rugby players have often been called animals….and now they really look the part.
Saturday 13 April 2013
In the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the alien Ford Prefect describes hyperspace travel to earthling Arthur Dent as “unpleasantly like being drunk”. When Arthur asks what’s so bad about being drunk, Ford replies: “You ask a glass of water.”
Tuesday 26 March 2013
England held on to draw the third Test and the series
Saturday 16 March 2013
Saturday 02 March 2013
One line may not be much, but it's enough to make the nerves set in
Thursday 31 January 2013
University is traditionally a place where you can fly the nest and assert your independence, away from the confines of family life. So what happens when you end up at the same university as your nearest and/or dearest?
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Sixteen of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in China. Now, after years of denials, officials admit they have a problem with smog - rather than 'fog'
Match Report: Martin Jol's Fulham survive seaside scare against Blackpool after rescue by Kieran Richardson
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Blackpool 1 Fulham 2 (aet)
Thursday 03 January 2013
We need to move past the stereotypical images of poverty and helplessness
Monday 10 December 2012
Our writer, who graduated from Oxford two years ago, says the degree of ignorance and nonsense around Oxbridge is now harming those we ought to help
Tuesday 27 November 2012
'World's sexiest...' polls can often turn up a surprise outside contender, so one might forgive China's state-run newspaper for not questioning a spoof report that hailed the leader of their close ally North Korea as the "Sexiest Man Alive".
Bigfoot on the loose? Residents report an eight-foot hairy apeman with demonic red eyes stalking Tunbridge Wells
Thursday 22 November 2012
The peaceful countryside that surrounds upmarket Tunbridge Wells is being stalked by an 8ft ape-like beast with 'demonic' red eyes, according to local residents.
ITV forced to stop airing The Only Way Is Essex before watershed after Ofcom condemns 'adult themes and sexual references'
Tuesday 06 November 2012
ITV took the decision to pull lunchtime repeats of The Only Way is Essex after Ofcom ruled that an episode broke scheduling rules put in place to protect children from unsuitable material
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Too soon? Yeah, almost definitely. That's never stopped bad taste Halloween costumes before, though.
Sunday 28 October 2012
It can be quite a glum time of year in the garden– but it’s easy enough to turn it glam with a little Halloween hocus-pocus, says Emma Townshend.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights