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Oh My Goth: A Roundup of Modern Day Gothic Literature | Quirk Books : Publishers & Seekers of All Things Awesome

Recipe for traditional Gothic literature: take one part decay of surroundings, society and add a heaping dose of repression.

Oh My Goth: A Roundup of Modern Day Gothic Literature | Quirk Books : Publishers & Seekers of All Things Awesome

Recipe for traditional Gothic literature: take one part decay of surroundings, society and add a heaping dose of repression.

Sherlock Holmes: dispelling the myths | Books | The Guardian

We think we know all about Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, with his pipes, dressing-gown and cocaine – but do we really, asks Sam Leith…

Sherlock Holmes: dispelling the myths | Books | The Guardian

We think we know all about Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, with his pipes, dressing-gown and cocaine – but do we really, asks Sam Leith…

Imagine Eastenders directed by David Lynch » The Spectator

Ghostly doings are afoot in Edwardian London. Choking fog rolls over the treacle- black Thames. Braziers cast eerie shadows in grimy alleyways.

Imagine Eastenders directed by David Lynch » The Spectator

Ghostly doings are afoot in Edwardian London. Choking fog rolls over the treacle- black Thames. Braziers cast eerie shadows in grimy alleyways.

Immortal Words: Lesbians in Vampire Fiction

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a bloody good book and nothing is as satisfying as a vampire novel.

Immortal Words: Lesbians in Vampire Fiction

Halloween is the perfect time to curl up with a bloody good book and nothing is as satisfying as a vampire novel.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters’ – Washington Times

This study of the three du Maurier sisters is part of a trend that involves suggesting, with varying degrees of subtlety, that the lesser-known siblings of superstars are the equals, or in some respect even the superior, in talent.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Daphne du Maurier and Her Sisters’ – Washington Times

This study of the three du Maurier sisters is part of a trend that involves suggesting, with varying degrees of subtlety, that the lesser-known siblings of superstars are the equals, or in some respect even the superior, in talent.

Abandoned Noisy Castle, or Miranda Castle, in Belgium

Abandoned Noisy Castle, or Miranda Castle, in Belgium

Miranda Castle

When the French Revolution heated up, the politically active Liedekerke-Beaufort family were forced to abandon their castle in the Walloon region of southern Belgium.

After a few decades of lying low on a nearby farm, the Liedekerke-Beauforts were ready for a new chateau. In 1866 they turned to English architect Edward Milner, whose Gothic design came to life in the form of Miranda Castle.

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Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found Dungeons That Held ‘Dracula’ – The Epoch Times

Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a secret tunnel, storage rooms, a military shelter, and two dungeons during restoration work on Tokat Castle, where Vlad III the Impaler, who served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s character Dracula, is believed to have been held captive in the early 15th century.

Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found Dungeons That Held ‘Dracula’ – The Epoch Times

Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a secret tunnel, storage rooms, a military shelter, and two dungeons during restoration work on Tokat Castle, where Vlad III the Impaler, who served as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s character Dracula, is believed to have been held captive in the early 15th century.

Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Gary Shore attended an exclusive preview of the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition ahead of the release of Dracula Untold (23.09.2014)

Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Gary Shore, the stars and director of DRACULA UNTOLD, attended an exclusive preview of the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition.

Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Gary Shore attended an exclusive preview of the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition ahead of the release of Dracula Untold (23.09.2014)

Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Gary Shore, the stars and director of DRACULA UNTOLD, attended an exclusive preview of the British Library’s Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition.

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus | WIRED

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus | WIRED.

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus | WIRED

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus | WIRED.

The extraordinary story of Oscar Wilde’s holiday in Worthing in 1894 – Worthing Herald

James Connaughton interviews Antony Edmonds about his new book, ‘Oscar Wilde’s Scandalous Summer: The 1894 Worthing Holiday and the Aftermath’.

The extraordinary story of Oscar Wilde’s holiday in Worthing in 1894 – Worthing Herald

James Connaughton interviews Antony Edmonds about his new book, ‘Oscar Wilde’s Scandalous Summer: The 1894 Worthing Holiday and the Aftermath’.