Why Judge Holden is One of Literature’s Greatest Villains

In the long list of literary villains, Judge Holden, from Cormac McCarthy's 1985 novel Blood Meridian, is among the most memorable. In this post derived from his article in our Postgraduate English journal, Ronan Hatfull explains how Judge Holden embodies the best (or worst) of antiheroes from literary and cinematic tradition. At the start of your... Continue Reading →

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The Bamburgh Library and a Puzzle of Books

One of Durham’s bookish treasures, the Bamburgh Library at Palace Green Library, is being made more accessible. In this second of two posts, Dr Danielle Westerhof identifies some of the rare and puzzling books in the collection. The origins of what became the Bamburgh Library lie with the books purchases made by John Sharp 1 (1645?-1714)... Continue Reading →

Discoveries in Durham’s Bamburgh Library

One of Durham's bookish treasures, the Bamburgh Library at Palace Green Library, is being made more accessible. In this first of two blog posts, Dr Danielle Westerhof introduces the Library and her role in the year-long project to uncover its secrets. The Bamburgh Library is the third largest collection Durham University cares for, with titles dating from... Continue Reading →

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