Classics I Want To Read

After doing a post about my favourite classic novels, I realised how many classics I still haven’t read, some I still desperately want to read that have been slowly collecting dust in my to-read pile, others I’m curious or not too sure about. Here is a short list of the classics that I want to... Continue Reading →

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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 →

June Monthly Favourites

Book: The Brontes by Juliet Barker Rating: Five Stars This was the first book I’ve read to start doing research for my dissertation, and it is also a book I’ve wanted to read ever since my interest in the Bronte family began. It’s pretty much the definitive  biography, covering not only Anne, Emily Charlotte and... Continue Reading →

Monthly Reading Roundup: May

Monthly Reading Roundup: May Didn’t get to read quite as much this month, but with my exams and other assignments it’s been a stressful time. Thankfully I’ve finished my second year of university, so this summer I’m looking forward to actually having the time to read for fun, as well as starting reading for my... Continue Reading →

Best TV Episodes of 2016: Part One

The Crown, Season 1 Episode 7 'Scientia Potentia Est' Elizabeth's sudden accession to the throne is detailed in the first series, her lack of preparation and confidence in her role as Queen being wonderfully played by Claire Foy, who perfectly illustrates how restrictive and damaging the crown is on her personal life and her own... Continue Reading →

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