The Romantics: Mary Shelley

The Romantics: Mary Shelley  "It was beneath the trees of the grounds belonging to our house, or on the bleak sides of the woodless mountains near, that my true compositions, the airy flights of my imagination, were born and fostered. I did not make myself the heroine of my tales. Life appeared to me too... Continue Reading →


Autumn in Winchester II

Autumn in Winchester II  'There is a harmony  In autumn, and a lustre in its sky, Which through the summer is not heard or seen, As if it could not be, as if it had not been' Percy Bysshe Shelley ‘Hymn to Intellectual Beauty’   A year ago, I never would have expected to be... Continue Reading →

Six the Musical Review

Six the Musical Review Anyone that knows me knows how much I love Tudor history, my interest sparking with studying in the period four years ago during my A-Levels. It wasn’t what we were taught in class, but rather what I read outside that amazed me. All of Henry’s wives had been reduced to a... Continue Reading →

September Book Haul

September Book Haul I've just started my MA in English literature, so I've had a busy few weeks trying to settle down, meaning I've been slacking when it comes to writing. I'm hoping now that I'm starting to form a new routine, my writing will get back on track. I'm currently reading five books, so... Continue Reading →

Autumn TBR

Autumn TBR I love Autumn. Not only for the colours and the crisp air, but for the coziness it allows, which means it’s the perfect season to read. I've lined up a few of the novels I'm planning on reading this season, which has already made me so excited for Autumn this year. The Woman... Continue Reading →

On Chesil Beach Review

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan Review Another second-hand bookshop find, this wasn’t a novel I had initially planned on reading, though it’s one that has been in the spotlight quite a bit lately, due to the recent film adaptation starring Saoirse Ronan. I had seen the trailer, so I knew the rough overview of... Continue Reading →

Favourite Things I Studied at University

Favourite Things I Studied at University It’s very odd, looking back to three years ago to who I was before I started university. Granted I’m not sure I’ve necessarily changed that much, but particularly with regards to the novels, poems, and plays I’ve studied in those three years, it’s interesting to look back and see... Continue Reading →

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