Book Club

Book Review: Crossing by Pajtim Statovci

“This novel is more than just the crossing of physical borders, as its protagonist explores the crossing of gender and sexuality”   Bujar’s world is collapsing.  His father is dying […]

The Women’s Prize Shortlist 2019

The annual Women’s Prize for Fiction was formed as a response to the lack of women authors winning literary prizes despite there being a 60:40 ratio of books written by […]

Book Review: The Red Gene by Barbara Lamplugh

“A remarkably moving novel about love, loss, and family that spans three generations and almost 80 decades” – a CUB must-read! When Rose, a young English nurse with humanitarian convictions, […]

The Stamp of Feminism in Kill Bill 1 & 2

(spoilers ahead) Tarantino tells the fun and crazy story of The Bride seeking revenge on ‘Bill’, who sent her into a coma with a bitter headshot on her wedding night. […]

Book Review: Open Reveries By Bruno Cooke

“An unusual novel that nevertheless captures the difficulties of growing up and the importance of family” Richard is a victim of tempestuous bowels, Nicole of delayed tooth eruption. After bizarre […]

Book Review: Liar by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

“A unique and beautifully written novel that explores the ethics and consequences of lying.” Nofar is just an ordinary teenage girl – so ordinary that she’s almost invisible. Serving customers […]

Love, Death & Robots: brave new avant-garde?

Netflix has just released another anthology series that will have to shine through the huge shadow Black Mirror cast on pop culture. I mean, every time there is something new […]

Book Review: Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth

“A poignant and disturbing novel that explores a fraternal relationship, set in the harsh outback of colonial Australia” – a CUB must-read!  Queensland, 1885. One sweltering day in the Australian outback, Tommy […]

The National Theatre is making the bard accessible for children – before schools spoil all of the magic.

‘A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one of sprites and goblins.’ The Winters Tale is a classic Shakespearean play and the amazing actors and crew at the National […]