Enid Blyton - the Famous Five. Old-school? Yes. Twee? Yes. Fantastical? Yes. It still doesn't make us love Enid Blyton's series any less. All the best things about Old Britain, condensed into a narrative.
'why second-hand bookshops are just my type' - theodore dalrymple, 2012 [telegraph culture article; 'as bookshops are displaced by the internet, the author of a new work on serendipity describes the joys of delving in dusty shelves']
Penny Dreadful ladies and gents! If you're not watching it and are able to handle the mature content(On the level with Game of Thrones), watch it! It is well-crafted and engaging. Also it does well to address modern issues in a Victorian setting while keeping things from veering into anachronism. The navigation of the classic Victorian literary figures is wonderful. Also the twists and turns will leave you floored at times. And by floored I mean on the floor holding yourself crying.
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