Still Alice Review

Still Alice by Lisa Genova Review Reading this book has made me grateful yet again for studying my degree. I say that, because I know if I had not been assigned to read this, I never would have picked up Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It can be very hit and miss with what I... Continue Reading →

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Winter in Winchester II

Winter in Winchester II O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? - Percy Bysshe Shelley 'Ode to the West Wind' My main takeaway from this season is that I’m looking forward to it being over. I realise how bleak that seems to start with, but right now it feels true. That’s not... Continue Reading →

The Sense of An Ending Review

The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes Review   “It strikes me that this may be one of the differences between youth and age: when we are young, we invent different futures for ourselves; when we are old, we invent different pasts for others.”  For such a short book, Julian Barnes’s novel sure makes... Continue Reading →

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Review

Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Film Review 3.5 Stars 'Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. However, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her sister... Continue Reading →

Favourite Books of 2018

It's been a great year for me reading wise, and looking back on my favourite reads of the year it's nice to know I've discovered authors and books that are now considered all-time favourites. I've managed to try to stay on top of some new releases that came out this year, and have finally got... Continue Reading →

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 →

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