For a long time, the mentally ill were dumb and mute in literature. Inarticulacy surrounded those lumped together as Bedlamites: Jane Eyre’s classic “madwoman” in the attic, for instance, served as little more than a plot device, a thing to fear and loathe that got in the way of a Gothic romance.
Folk Tales And Myths
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Friday 19 July 2013
Five centuries ago, a well-equipped Scots army faced the English. The result shaped our history
Sunday 14 July 2013
If he wins rumours will persist and if he loses then Contador, a convicted cheat, will benefit
Friday 12 July 2013
Rearrangement indicates ancient execution rituals designed to ensure the dead do not return to life, say archaeologists
Tuesday 09 July 2013
The singer said he couldn't 'dignify ridiculous criticism with response'
Nothing that Ed Miliband says on union influence on Labour will be enough to silence his many critics - on both sides
Monday 08 July 2013
Sometimes leaders are trapped without an obvious escape route, as Miliband is now
Friday 05 July 2013
Is this the new Neneh Cherry? Gilles Peterson snapped up her soulful pop song “'Bout You” which she had posted online for his compilation CD.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
The Sandman is returning to Vertigo comics under the influence of writer Neil Gaiman.
Sunday 30 June 2013
In 1929, Harold Bell Lasseter transfixed Australia with a tale of a quartz outcrop in the heart of the continent containing gold nuggets "as thick as plums in a pudding". He had stumbled across the reef, buried beneath sand hills in Western Australia's remote Gibson Desert, he claimed, while prospecting for rubies three decades earlier.
Sunday 23 June 2013
Dolce and Gabbana took to the catwalk just days after a guilty verdict in their tax-evasion case. Fashion editor Alexander Fury reports from Milan on a show full of drama... including a streaker
Friday 14 June 2013
Jonathan Levine DVD/Blu-ray (97mins)
Friday 14 June 2013
Radio host widely condemned for live questioning of Prime Minister
Thursday 13 June 2013
Children living below the poverty line are now twice as likely to come from working families struggling on low incomes and falling wages than those whose parents are unemployed, official figures have revealed.
Friday 07 June 2013
Customer told by supervisor that fish was too slippery to fillet
Thursday 06 June 2013
Good news for commuters - doctors have suggested that, in spite of popular belief, people who use public transport are no more likely to catch flu than those who drive or cycle.
Sunday 02 June 2013
The Returned is television’s latest must-see import
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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- 4 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 5 Remove smartphones from the hands of under-18s and maybe they will grow up to be less dumb