Bearing all that in mind: would you name your new community development Gilead?! A group in New South Wales, Australia, has done just that.
Dickens astute observations on human behaviours means he spotted many illnesses and their symptoms before they were recognised by the medical community and his descriptions so accurate that they can be used to build correlation between symptoms and disease.
Parts of the historic Dragon Hall date back to 1430, meaning any renovations had to be sympathetic. The project was given the go ahead back in 2016 and was backed by a number of high profile patrons including Margaret Atwood, Ali Smith, Elif Shafak, J. M Coetzee, and Sarah Perry.
All around the world librarians and local councils are ensuring they keep up with the modern world by offering fun and interesting things alongside the books.
From a calculation of your savings, to emergency bubble wrap for times of stress- and everything in between- here is a list of ten things you wish your local library has!
The Duke of Devonshire had decided the house needed a certain amount of care and attention, and the installation of WIFI, if it is to be financially viable in the future. It is said to be the most costly and time-consuming renovation for nearly 200 years.
The room was dismantled in 1974 and stored in a depot. In 1986 it was moved to Birmingham Polytechnic (now BCU) but it was rarely open to the public. Read More
The authors include the likes of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon, and author of The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry. Each author was given an historic site, and challenged with writing a ghost story set within the walls of said site. Locations include York Cold War Bunker, Dover Castle and Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Read More