Rebecca Review

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Review "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again."  I read this way back in early June, and I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a proper review but kept getting side-tracked by other posts and books I’ve been reading. However, since I enjoyed it so much, it... Continue Reading →

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Review

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Review I once read something described as “not feel-good, but feel-everything”, and as cheesy as it may sound, it was the first thing that popped into my head when reading this novel. I laughed, I cried, I was shocked and saddened, yet this novel is heartfelt, and most importantly, hopeful.... Continue Reading →

Summer in Literature

Summer in Literature “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain”- John Keats Summer seems to be this stretch of time where anything is possible, new relationships can form and fizzle out,... Continue Reading →

Heartburn Review

Heartburn by Nora Ephron Review “Heartburn. That, it seemed to me as I lay in bed, was what I was suffering from. That summed up the whole mess: heart-burn. Compound heartburn. Double-digit heartburn. Terminal heartburn.”After taking myself up to London for the day to go visit the National Gallery yesterday, I (conveniently) found myself in... Continue Reading →

Emily Brontë’s Poetry

Emily Brontë's Poetry In Sally Wainwright’s biopic about the Brontë family To Walk Invisible, one of my favourite scenes shows Charlotte discovering Emily’s poetry for the first time. While Charlotte starts reading her work, (a mixture of The Prisoner and High Waving Heather) we too hear it in Emily’s voice, the scene crossed with Emily... Continue Reading →

My Holiday Reads Part Three: Home Fire

Home Fire Review Kamila Shamsie’s novel won the Women’s Prize for Fiction last month, and so when I was in Waterstones picking the final book I would bring on holiday, this seemed like an easy choice. I’ve tried in recent years to read more current and up-to-date releases, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction is... Continue Reading →

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