A Quiet Passion

Originally posted on MostlyFilm:
Terence Davies’ biographical film about Emily Dickinson, starring Sex and The City’s Cynthia Nixon as the reclusive American poet, was released on DVD earlier this month. Sarah Slade sees how the truth has been slanted. I first found Emily Dickinson thanks to my English teacher, a very proper Southern Baptist from…

Just checking in…

I’m rebalancing and refocusing right now. The MA had to go by the wayside (too expensive – thanks Govey!), and I’m casting around to find something intellectually stimulating that will drag me away from my iPad for a while. That means I’ve minimised the Facebook action to the stuff I do for The Bloomsburys, MostlyFilm…

Girlfriend is Better

Originally posted on MostlyFilm:
Sarah Slade watches Elvis’s granddaughter go through The Girlfriend Experience Once upon a time I read a novel that confused me; I didn’t know if it was a really badly written airport thriller or a satirical parody of a badly written airport thriller. But I kept reading until the end, though…

Bowyer Place in 1841

I’m slowly getting back into this research lark. Today I decided to dip back into the census for 1841 to take a look at Bowyer Place, where the Oldroyds and Buchanans lived, to see if I could get an idea of what sort of street it was. Who were the inhabitants? What did they do…