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Taxes on knowledge

Slogan used in a long-running campaign against duties o newspapers, their advertising content and the paper they were printed on.


Term applied to any paint in which the pigment is dissolved in water and mixed with an organic gum or glue.

The Alchymist

Oil painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, first exhibited in 1771.

The Apparition of Mrs. Veal

Account of a ghostly visitation said to have occurred in Canterbury in 1705.

The Apple

Short story by H. G. Wells published in 1896, about a schoolmaster who comes into possession of an apple from the Tree of Knowledge.

The Argonauts of the Air

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1895, about the disastrous first flight of a heavier-than-air flying machine.

The Ash-tree

Ghost story by M. R. James, published in 1904, about the vengeance of a witch against her accuser.

The Beautiful Suit

Short story by H. G. Wells, first published in Collier’s Weekly in April 1909 under the title “A Moonlight Fable”, in which an exquisitely tailored suit leads to the death of its owner.

The Black Cat

Short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in the 19 August 1843 edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt.

The Book of Curses

Essay by H. G. Wells first published in 1894, about Professor Gargoyle’s regret for the decline in swearing.