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Director Jane Campion’s Bright Star is “almost certain to be among this year’s leading Oscar contenders” and, according to The Times’ Tom Charity, “one of Campion’s best films, on a par with The Piano, The Portrait of a Lady and An Angel at My Table.” The film’s star, Australian actress Abbie Cornish, who plays John Keats’ muse Fanny Brawne, says of Campion: “When we started rehearsals, [she] said to me, ‘Abbie, this script is my baby and I’m handing my baby over to you to hold for a little while.’ That’s how precious it was to her.” Fellow director Quentin Tarentino has said of Bright Star that “Never has heartache been so realistically and movingly portrayed…”


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You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

You don’t need physics to appreciate Katherine Mansfield

In an entertainingly self-deprecating essay for Oxford University’s independent student newspaper Cherwell, Ben Jureidini apologies to the ghost of New Zealand short story master Katharine Mansfield for almost submitting a terribly…