About Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor works as Publicity & Outreach Director for Post5 Theatre, Literary Assistant and Office Manager for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Dramaturgy Intern for the Profile Theatre. She earned her M.St. in English Literature 1550-1700 at Lincoln College, University of Oxford and a BA in English from Stanford University. As an undergraduate she worked as the research assistant to Prof. David Riggs and as Literary Intern for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


Welcome to thedimofdawn.com, a comprehensive resource for IGCSE students studying the poems of Thomas Hardy. Over the next week you will find an increasing number of resources on this site, including background and analysis of the poems from students at The King’s School Canterbury.

This site was inspired by http://aterriblebeautyisborn.com/, a site created by King’s sixth form students for the AS exam.

Happy Hardying!