William Wordsworth

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Country diary: everyone is silent as the solar deity emerges
Helvellyn, Lake District: There is a kind of ritual in the way people watch sunrises and sunsets, and a shared understanding

Carey Davies

16, Aug, 2021 @4:30 AM

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National Gallery to buy Thomas Lawrence’s ‘Red Boy’ for £9.3m
Sentimental toffee-tin favourite was first painting on a UK postage stamp but has divided opinion since 1825

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Jul, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Diversity of thought, Shelley and the status quo | Letter
Letter: Discussing writers’ ferocious critiques of society is not only necessary, but enjoyable, notes Ian Barge


16, Nov, 2020 @4:31 PM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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No, Covid-19 isn't a 'plandemic'
This pun implies the coronavirus was deliberately set loose. But such a conspiracy theory requires us to believe those in power are competent enough to do it

Steven Poole

30, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The literary beauty of regional accents | Letters
Letters: Shakespeare, to name but one famous writer, almost certainly spoke with a Midlands accent, writes Salley Vickers. And Rev Jennifer Williamson fondly recalls her lecturer’s comeback


21, Oct, 2020 @3:49 PM

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Back to life: literary museums are reopening amid uncertain future
The homes of writers including Jane Austen and the Brontës have been acutely hit by coronavirus but with public support and government help they are opening their doors again

Alison Flood

31, Jul, 2020 @3:01 PM

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George Alagiah: 'Steinbeck taught me the power of words'
The television presenter and author on Graham Greene, Germaine Greer and reading poetry during chemotherapy

George Alagiah

10, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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William Wordsworth's 250th anniversary marked with mass readings
Stephen Fry and Brian Cox have joined descendants of the great Romantic and members of the public to record a host of his poems

Alison Flood

27, Apr, 2020 @5:05 AM

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Wordsworth’s work and life intertwined | Letter
Letter: If one only considers the personal life of the poet, and not his work, one loses the balance and tension my book depends on, writes Andrew Wordsworth, author of Well-Kept Secrets: The Story of William Wordsworth


17, Apr, 2020 @3:43 PM

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Radical Wordsworth by Jonathan Bate review – fleet-footed and inspiriting
A biography focusing on Wordsworth’s most creative years zings with passion

Rachel Cooke

14, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Radical Wordsworth, Well-Kept Secrets, William Wordsworth review – lives of the poet
Republican, eco-warrior young Wordsworth v grand older poet – 250 after his birth, do we still have to take sides?

Freya Johnston

08, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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