During this course we will study three novels by the Daphne du Maurier. Often under-rated because of her popular appeal we will look at the skill of her narrative style, consider her ability to write to a variety of sub-genres More details …

Why were birds such a popular subject for poets of the Romantic period? From Coleridge to John Clare, we shall discover how birds were imaginatively presented – from the ethereal to the terrestrial, from the fanciful to the carefully observed.