George Gordon Byron

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Poem of the week: Love and Death by Lord Byron
Both Romantic and realist, what is thought to be the poet’s final work is a passionate declaration of unrequited love

Carol Rumens

11, Oct, 2021 @9:22 AM

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Cambridge college bans swimming at literary skinny-dipping spot
Petition signed by 8,000 after King’s College takes ‘reluctant’ step on River Cam at Grantchester Meadows

Matthew Weaver

02, Jul, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Revealed: Lord Byron’s £4,000 cheque that helped create modern Greece
The poet’s generosity 200 years ago helped to pave the way to independence, and he is still seen as a hero

Helena Smith in Athens

18, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The Private Life of Lord Byron by Antony Peattie review – portrait of a paradox
The received image of Byron is decisively reframed

Peter Conrad

06, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: Lord Byron's account of a Venetian storm
Poet described ‘heavy Squall’ that put his gondola in peril in August 1819 letter

Tim Radford

21, Aug, 2019 @8:30 PM

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In a squall on Lake Geneva in 1819, Shelley has no fear of drowning
In a vivid letter to his publisher, Lord Byron describes the courage of the English romantic poet

Tim Radford

24, Jun, 2019 @8:30 PM

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Marilyn Monroe's basket, Picasso's box and a Fabergé pot in Sotheby's sale
Eccentric auction items come from the North Yorkshire home of avid collectors Christopher Cone and Stanley J Seeger

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

26, Oct, 2018 @5:15 PM

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From EM Forster to Mamma Mia! Why we can't resist the Mediterranean
Sunshine, sensuality, and a dash of danger... the ‘warm south’ has fascinated writers and artists for hundreds of years. But why are the Brits so obsessed?

Robert Holland

11, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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First edition of Ada Lovelace's pioneering algorithm sold for £95,000
Rare book by ‘world’s first computer programmer’ contains a groundbreaking method for calculating Bernouilli numbers

Alison Flood

24, Jul, 2018 @1:23 PM

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In Byron’s Wake by Miranda Seymour – the Lord’s ladies
Byron’s wife and daughter - Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace – can’t escape the shadow of the great libertine in this in-depth account of their lives

Rachel Cooke

18, Mar, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Up in smoke: should an author's dying wishes be obeyed?
Harper Lee never wanted Go Set a Watchman brought out, Sylvia Plath’s diary was burned by Ted Hughes – the controversial world of literary legacies

Blake Morrison

10, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Kingsley Amis was spied on – but he’s in the best literary company
MI5 kept tabs on Amis, who joins Byron, Wordsworth, Orwell and Iris Murdoch as having been suspected of espionage

John Dugdale

01, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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