Literary Connections: making the right connections with literature
Reading closely


Blog, events and news

  • Blog: the Literary Connections blog for news, discussion about topics of interest to visitors to this site.
  • Events - courses and other events for teachers and students.
  • News archive: older news about English, teaching and about this site. See the Literary Connections Blog for up-to-date news.

Language resources

  • Language links - essential sites for teachers and students.
  • Word of the day: a free email service for students and any others interested in words.

Literature resources

Literature: general resources
The School for Scandal: York Notes Advanced - from Amazon UK
See Sheridan page
Literature: author pages
  • Alan Bennett: books and links for the 'national teddy bear'
  • Blake resources: especially for AS and A Level
  • Blake context: an interactive exploration of the context of Blake's life and work
  • Byron: links and books for the original Byronic hero
  • John Clare: links, books and some poems
  • Duffy: links, books and literary connections for Carol Ann Duffy
  • Frayn: links and books about Michael Frayn and some comments on his novel Spies.
  • Keats: To Autumn: a sample activity from NATE's Unlocking Literature CD for GCSE poetry.
  • Larkin: links and books for Philp Larkin
  • Miller: links and books for Arthur Miller
  • Edwin Morgan: an extract in the wall of the Scottish Parliament provoked some research and produced more poems and links
  • John Ruskin: Victorian artist, critic and friend of the Pre-Raphaelites
  • Shakespeare: where to find out more about the Bard
  • Sheridan: links and books for Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • Victorians: Victorian authors and their context
  • Oscar Wilde: links and books for Oscar Wilde
  • Wordsworth: some information and links on the poet


  • Music: CDs that might prove useful in the classroom - or just for pleasure.

Global resources

Teaching resources