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Upon Remembering Shakespeare

April 24, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘U’ This week is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, although the exact date of Shakespeare’s birth still remains unknown. So Happy Birthday, Shakespeare, perhaps? We do, however, know for a fact that the great poet, playwright and all round writer died on April 23 1616 at […]

The Doors Of Perception

April 23, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘T’ ‘The doors of perception’ is a phrase close to my heart. For one thing, the phrase inspired the name of one of my favourite bands of all time ‘The Doors’. Drugs, dreams and the unconscious are three things I believe to be closely integrated with one another and […]

Brave New World – A Realistic Horror

April 2, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘B’ This month I’m going to review an oldie but goodie – Aldous Huxley’s satirical masterpiece Brave New World. The novel, written in 1931, has stood the test of time and is regularly found on lists such as the Modern Library’s “100 best English language novels of the 20th […]

Are Great Novels Only Found In The Classics Section?

March 20, 2013

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I realised something today; I only ever seem to read books that have been written by well-established authors. I’m not just talking about the authors that are a part of the furniture at Waterstones, such as Mary Shelly or Charles Dickens, but also of the modern and unofficial classics. From the travelling adventures of Jack Kerouac […]

The Local Theatre And You

March 19, 2013

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This morning I came across a poll on Twitter titled ‘When was the last time you visited your local theatre?’. When I clicked on the link the pessimist in me wasn’t expecting too many people to answer that they had visited recently. But the poll, conducted by The Stage, showed 80% of people surveyed had been […]

Quick Reads 2013

February 15, 2013

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Yesterday (14th February) six new book titles were released as part of the Quick Reads range. Quick Reads, in association with Galaxy, have released six new book titles in an attempt to encourage people to ‘Start a New Chapter’. The books are short reads of approximately 100 pages each in length and aim to get people back into reading. In […]

Ciao Bella!

February 13, 2013

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It’s been quiet around here recently. A little too quiet. And for those of you who haven’t been following my adventures, I have just returned from a 10-day trip city sightseeing in Italy. I’ve been thinking a lot about the appearance and style of my blog recently, and I hope you like the new changes […]