Kenneth Grahame charmed readers with The Wind in the Willows – but his personal life left tragedy in its wake.
Jenny Uglow's Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense illuminates the poet and painter's life through his work.
A look at the time Charlotte Brontë spent in Brussels revelas a study in creative obsession.
The poet had a tangled relationship with the erotic, once remarking that however intimate a love poem may be, it is meant to be overheard.
New studies by Edward Wakeling and Robert Douglas-Fairhurst uncover the story of one of literature's most debated men.