Analysis – Neil Gaiman’s ‘Men of Good Fortune’ – a labour of love.

“Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall / While men of poor beginnings, often can’t do anything at all.” – Lou Reed (‘Men of Good Fortune.’) This is an analysis of the excellent Neil Gaiman story ‘Men of Good Fortune’ which first appeared in the Sandman series (Volume 2 – ‘A Doll’s House.’). … More Analysis – Neil Gaiman’s ‘Men of Good Fortune’ – a labour of love.

Librarians and Library Founders

In honour of my recent post about one of mankind’s greatest achievements – libraries, here’s a list to reflect the honorable practice of founding, assembling and maintaining them. Some of History’s Famous Librarians, Library Founders and Bibliophiles  Ashurbanipal (c. 668 – 627BC) King of the neo-Assyrian empire and founder of one of the earliest known … More Librarians and Library Founders

Shakespeare’s Body Count – Or Who Gets Whacked and Where?

I’m a big Shakespeare fan and while I haven’t read all the plays (I’m about four or five short), this is a guide to the body count in each of his plays. I did this ages ago for a project looking at the violence in classic literature. It’s a bit of fun really, and I … More Shakespeare’s Body Count – Or Who Gets Whacked and Where?