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Review: The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman [Spoilers]

January 31, 2014 1:33 pm0 comments
Review: The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman [Spoilers]

Philip Pullman, The Ruby in the Smoke Book Review  A brief synopsis: Sally Lockhart is a sixteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself embroiled in a world of mystery and intrigue. Following the death of her father, who drowned at sea, she receives a cryptic note from an anonymous sender urging […]

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Biffy Clyro: Saviours of the UK festival

September 8, 2013 10:19 pm1 comment
Biffy Clyro: Saviours of the UK festival

On Sunday night (August 25th), Biffy Clyro closed Reading Festival’s main stage to millions of adoring fans and couch potatoes alike around the world. As one of the Scottish trio’s most awe-inspiring nights, they didn’t only offer flaming guitars and thrashing anthems; they reinvigorated a flailing franchise in the process. […]

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Besides Employability, 5 Reasons Why You Should Go To University

July 7, 2013 1:00 pm0 comments
Besides Employability, 5 Reasons Why You Should Go To University

I’ve just graduated from university with First Class Honours in English Literature. Outside is the big bad world of work. What am I doing with my degree? I’m continuing with it; beginning postgraduate studies. So what is it about the university environment that is so appealing and important to students […]

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World Book Day For All

March 9, 2013 2:22 pm0 comments
World Book Day For All

On the morning of Thursday 7th March, I was flicking through the BBC website to compensate for not having a TV at university and I happened across an article with a negative view towards children going to school in fancy dress for World Book Day. Two things struck me about […]

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The Battle of the Books

February 15, 2013 2:03 pm0 comments
The Battle of the Books

Εlizabeth made herself comfortable on the windowsill with all those colorful pillows, and let her gaze sway over the unruly waves of the ocean opening out before her eyes. While her ears were being fed by the sweet melody of the piano concert no.2 in F minor from Chopin, she […]

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The Torch in Caversham, Reading

July 14, 2012 7:08 pm0 comments
The Torch in Caversham, Reading

July 11th— As if empathising with my early rise, the sun makes an appearance and the road glows a little with a July sun, as surprising as it was welcome. I’m headed toward Caversham Court Gardens, a small grassy park which rolls down into the River Thames and where today, […]

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