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Romance and the Bard

You might think that Shakespeare’s plays (surely the epitome of high art) are a world away from romance novels of Mills and Boon (regarded by many as low brow), but they might have more in common than you think. Janice Radway is an academic who has spent years researching the construction of Mills and Boon […]

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Men behaving badly or why women love Richard III

“Ask any woman to name her favourite romantic novel and the likelihood is that she will mention one of two titles: Wuthering Heights or Pride and Prejudice. No matter that the hero of one is a psychopath, given to roaming the moors in a frenzy of rage, despair and sexual frustration, while the other stands […]

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