What I Learned By Reading The Things That She Has Learnt: A Review Of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ By Lena Dunham

November 27, 2014 3:58 pm0 comments
What I Learned By Reading The Things That She Has Learnt: A Review Of ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ By Lena Dunham

Commenting on anything Lena Dunham does is a tricky proposition – she’s the critical community’s princess as well as its piñata; everything she says is analysed for its feminist credentials and she is dissected on internet chartrooms with a fervour that is usually only reserved for the devil herself, Gwyneth […]

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The Slow Regard of Silent Things Review

November 23, 2014 4:06 pm0 comments
The Slow Regard of Silent Things Review

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss is a gentle and slow-moving novella with a certain lack of action. In this regard, it could easily be placed on a ‘nothing-happens’ shelf beside  Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Proust’s Swan’s Way: In Search of Lost Time. A second similarity […]

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From Behind the Velvet Curtain: Notes from a Literary Festival

November 5, 2014 9:01 am0 comments
David Nicholls

Not many words fill us with such good feeling as the word ‘Festival’. A bubble that exists beyond the pressures and cold facts of everyday existence that can so often hang heavy upon our tired and tender shoulders. After the glory years of music festivals, I spent the summer helping […]

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‘A Dangerous Inheritance’ by Alison Weir

October 6, 2014 12:44 pm0 comments
‘A Dangerous Inheritance’ by Alison Weir

Historical fiction is always a strange genre – combining elements of the truth from important historical events and embellishing them until they are almost unrecognisable. Whilst reading Alison Weir’s ‘A Dangerous Inheritance’, I had to repeatedly come to terms with the fact that this was a captivating murder mystery fiction, […]

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