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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Providing inspiration for the murder mysteries that Christie and crime-thriller fans love even to this day, Murder on the Orient Express the 1934 Hercule Poirot novel is an excellent who-dunnit. Read more…

Ian McMillan reads Frost at Midnight

Coleridge Cottage glows with candlelight as the poet Ian McMillan reads Coleridge’s evocative poem ‘Frost at Midnight’ in front of the very place it is believed to have been written. The 17th Century cottage in Nether Stowey is now a Grade II listed building. After renting it in 1797 Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote many of his greatest works and it was here that the Romantic movement truly began during visits by and lively debates with Wordsworth and other of the movements luminaries. Read more…

Sir Andrew Motion reads Thomas Hardy’s ‘I Look Into My Glass’

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VIDEO: Writing Places Launch with Sir Andrew Motion

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Setting the scene for ‘Frost at Midnight’