Autumn in Winchester

“October’s a blink of the eye. The apples weighing down the tree a minute ago are gone and the tree’s leaves are yellow and thinning. A frost has snapped millions of trees all across the country into brightness. The ones that aren’t evergreen are a combination of beautiful and tawdry, red orange gold the leaves,... Continue Reading →

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September Reading Roundup/Review

Being back at university this month had meant that my reading  has slowed down more than I would have liked, but I’m hoping that now term has started it will be easier for me to get into a routine and continue reading on my train journeys every weekend. Once I'm able to plan my future... Continue Reading →

Autumn in Literature

While I wrote this post it was a Saturday afternoon and I was listening to the sound of rain and thunder while wearing a cosy jumper sipping a cup of tea. I even lit a scented candle, (something I’ve been doing a lot this week) and it felt like the best time to write a... Continue Reading →

August Reading Roundup/Review

I've read less than I would have liked this month, but I've managed to read three books I have wanted to read for a while, so I still consider it a successful month. Next month I start my third year of university, so I'm hoping to get through my ever-growing to read pile before uni... Continue Reading →

Favourite Bookshops in London

Since I've managed to visit some pretty great bookshops lately, I thought I would make a post detailing some of my favourite places in London to visit and buy books, if you have any thoughts or other recommendations of bookshops to visit, please let me know in the comments! Foyles- Charing Cross Road If I... Continue Reading →

Visit to Petworth House

This was my second visit to Petworth House, and I still didn’t get around to seeing everything I wanted, which is a testament to the grand scale of the grounds that surround the house. As I’m already acting like a middle-aged woman rather than a student, I got a national trust membership this year. Despite... Continue Reading →

Books That Deserve Television Adaptations

ITV’s announcement last week that a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is in development only left me with one thought: Why? I don’t doubt the ability of the producers (who worked on Poldark and Victoria) to make a compelling adaptation, but it just feels incredibly unnecessary. This will be the novel’s sixth time being... Continue Reading →

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