Lynn Shepherd

What if Byron and the Shelleys had live tweeted from the Villa Diodati?

2 September 2013 13:38

It’s one of the most famous – indeed infamous – episodes in English literary history. In the summer of 1816…

How did you do? Answers to our Young Romantics quiz

13 February 2013 18:30

Here are the answers to the quiz posted last week. The winner will receive a signed first edition of Lynn Shepherd’s…

Young Romantics quiz

6 February 2013 11:45

Byron may have been mad, bad and dangerous to know, but how’s your knowledge of the rest of the Young…

Puffing Pamela: Book hype, 18th-century style

7 November 2012 17:11

There are quite a few candidates competing for the title of the first novel in English literature. You can make…

My favourite passage from Dickens…

7 February 2012 11:17

My favourite Dickens passage is, without question, the opening to Bleak House. That astounding description of the fog and mud…

Following Dickens

29 January 2012 18:35

2012 is a year of Dickens anniversaries — a major one for him, and what’s turned out to be quite…