Articles by: Jessica Cropper
Jessica is working as a Content and Editorial Assistant in London and was previously a copywriter in Peru. She has a couple of travel blogs: http://peruvianjaunts.blogspot.com/ and http://travelwritenow.blogspot.co.uk/

How To Learn A Language

July 31, 2015 10:19 am0 comments
How To Learn A Language

For any of those studying languages at degree level, you will understand the long hard slog that’s been necessary to get to this point, and you might still feel that there are mountain ranges standing between you and fluency. Most of the time you might be so dejected it’s just […]

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Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert: Far From Disrespectful

November 14, 2014 1:46 pm2 comments
Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert: Far From Disrespectful

As the company probably predicted, there has been a lot of talk about this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, made in partnership with the Royal British Legion, and it has certainly divided opinion. Although many people appreciate the beauty and message portrayed in the short film, there are others who have […]

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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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Housemate Drama

March 20, 2014 2:18 pm1 comment
Housemate Drama

A student house – in theory, a Utopian-style existence: you are free to live with your chosen few, are free from the shackles of living in Halls with the messy/weird/loud/argumentative student who you’d never be compatible with in a million years, there are no more dreaded fire drills, and there […]

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The Wave – Morton Rhue

March 14, 2014 1:05 pm0 comments
The Wave – Morton Rhue

Based on true events in the 60s, a history teacher decides to teach his class the realities of living under the Nazi Regime, and give them a taste of why so many people were drawn into its ideology. So he creates a club called ‘The Wave’, complete with mottos, a […]

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Harvesting the Heart – Jodi Picoult

March 11, 2014 1:08 pm0 comments
Harvesting the Heart  – Jodi Picoult

Synopsis: Paige’s mother left without warning or explanation when she was five. Although Paige enjoyed a close relationship with her father, his strong religious beliefs lead her to think her only choice after having an abortion at eighteen is to run away. Whilst working as a waitress, she meets Nick, […]

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The House at Riverton – Kate Morton

February 13, 2014 8:08 pm0 comments
The House at Riverton – Kate Morton

Book Review: The House at Riverton, Kate Morton This compelling gothic mystery focusing on the secrets and intrigues of an upper class family living in a large English country house at the beginning of the 20th Century is told from the perspective of a 98-year-old woman, Grace, who previously worked […]

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Streamline Your Life

February 11, 2014 4:00 pm0 comments
Streamline Your Life

It’s now February, and 2014 has well and truly begun. This time, I have decided to take a more philosophical approach to my resolutions for the year. And by this, I mean being less concrete and short-term, and instead opting for the longer-term, flexible approach. Now this might sound as […]

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