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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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When You Fall – A Fangirl Book Review

August 1, 2014 1:21 pm0 comments
When You Fall – A Fangirl Book Review

Coming straight from the imagination of the New York Times Bestseller Eleanor and Park, Fangirl is a new age coming of age story that perfectly encapsulates first love, moving on and most importantly, fanfiction. Cath and Wren are identical twins venturing into the world of university, introducing boys, drinking and […]

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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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Revenge Wears Prada: A Review

September 7, 2013 3:09 pm0 comments
Revenge Wears Prada: A Review

Lauren Weisberger’s ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ was the novel ‘a million girls would die for’, including myself. It had everything, the inner workings and scandals of a glossy magazine, the dream New York setting and of course, the infamous Miranda Priestly (who it was rumoured was based on Vogue’s Anna […]

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Great North Road – Book Review

August 25, 2013 10:13 am0 comments
Great North Road – Book Review

Great North Road is the latest offering from highly acclaimed British sci-fi author Peter F. Hamilton, released in the UK on the 27th of September. Set in the year 2142, this standalone novel explores a not-too-distant future, in which the Earth is connected to planets across the galaxy through a […]

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