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Washington Irving’s Tales of the Alhambra

November 8th 2017

GRAHAM A. LANDON explores the story behind the stories of Washington Irving’s ‘Tales of the Alhambra’: ‘Unlike many collections of short stories, Irving’s book is not merely a selection of random tales, but is rather an intricate network of interconnected fables, many forming stories within stories, some supplemented by the author’s own imagination, and some derived from his actual experiences at the location.’

Robert Louis Stevenson Day

November 13th 2012

Haunting, thought-provoking and superbly written. Perfect bedtime reading on dark November nights.’ As part of the celebrations on Robert Louis Stevenson Day, Professor BILL GRAY introduces us to the life and fables of the man himself.

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