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Bastille Day Roundup

With the French celebrating their National Day and their World Cup victory this past weekend, our latest roundup is dedicated to them. Appropriately enough, our first entry relates to France. –In the weblog Literary Hub,¬†Emily Temple admits that most writers … Continue reading

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Brideshead Urged for Post Downton Depression

Press reports are appearing that recognize the need for something to replace the void now left by the termination of the Downton Abbey TV series. The Huffington Post¬†in its Off the Shelf column contains an article by Kerry Fiallo¬†recommending¬†a dose … Continue reading

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Decline of the Anglo-Novella

Blogger and retired¬†PR executive Gary Holmes has posted an essay comparing the British TV series Brideshead Revisited and Downton Abbey. Brideshead comes out much the better of the two on several counts, leading Holmes to conclude that what he calls … Continue reading

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Brideshead Castle vs. Downton Abbey

Today’s Op-Ed pages in the New York Times carry a story (“The Stately Gift Shops of England”) about the English country house. This is by novelist Charles Lambert who credits¬†this institution’s survival to¬†the heritage industry and its primary advocate, the … Continue reading

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Brideshead vs. Downton

Alexander Nazaryan in the New York Daily News gives the crown to Brideshead.

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