literature, Review

Helene Fermont, ‘His Guilty Secret’ (review)

I am lucky enough to be part of Hélene Fermont's Blog tour for her new book, His Guilty Secret, which will be out on the 27th November. Being sent His Guilty Secret last month was such a pleasure as I'd never before come across the author and I wouldn't say it's the kind of genre… Continue reading Helene Fermont, ‘His Guilty Secret’ (review)

literature, Review

 My top reads in summer 2017- books to read by the fireside.

As a huge literary fan, of course I've been reading to my heart's content over the summer (with my health and long hours at work limiting me a little, but even so). Initially, I was planning to share my top three from this indulge, and still, I shall mention just three, but I can't seem… Continue reading  My top reads in summer 2017- books to read by the fireside.

literature, personal

200 years on: What Austen means to me

It's July 18th 2017. A long anticipated date for me. Today is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, one which she came to in Winchester. I've visited her grave, of course I have. I've even been to her mum and sister's. But visiting her grave over a year ago now is something I found… Continue reading 200 years on: What Austen means to me

film, tv, and music, LGBT, literature, politics

Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

As the last episode of Series One of Channel 4's 'Ackley Bridge' airs tonight, I feel this is a key post to be sharing. Ackley Bridge has been wonderful for representation; BAME characters, LGBT issues, different cultures, and combining all, showing cultural and religious attitudes towards different issues. Nasreen's character has been vital in portraying… Continue reading Nas Paracha and sexuality; LGBT representation in popular television

creative writing, literature, Uncategorized

National Poetry Day!

Happy National Poetry day! Today is a day that I hold dearly in my heart, as it celebrates my one true love. Many people do not appreciate the power and the beauty of written word, but I think there is nothing more important; For enjoyment; To have your voice; To hear the voice of others.… Continue reading National Poetry Day!

film, tv, and music, literature, theatre, Uncategorized

SPOILER-FREE POST: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child launch party! 

SPOILER-FREE POST: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD LAUNCH PARTY As many people are likely to know, 31st July held a great significance to both Potterheads and a grand proportion of the general public; Firstly, it was the birthday of one of the world's most loved fictional characters- Harry Potter; Secondly, Harry Potter and the… Continue reading SPOILER-FREE POST: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child launch party! 

creative writing, literature

“One thing very clever.”

'At a picnic on Box Hill, Emma "…demands from each of you either one thing very clever, be it prose or verse, original or repeated- or two things moderately clever- or three things very dull indeed, and she engages to laugh heartily at them all." We ask you to please entertain us with "one thing… Continue reading “One thing very clever.”