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Vicious Cycle

Once in a while, I’m struck by the realisation that I’m playing out a scenario with a boy that’s already been played out with a boy before him. That I’ve […]

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Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav: Reclaiming Simplicity

Love is complicated; ‘Love & Misadventure’ is not. In my opinion, it takes skill to capture such a nuanced experience so well when using such simple, plaintive prose.

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Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith- Myth and Modernity in Queer Romance

Now what I am about to tell you may shock you. Hold on. Ali Smith’s novel Girl Meets Boy is a queer story with a happy ending. Yes for those […]

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Patricia Highsmith’s Little Tales of Misogyny- Little Tales for Nasty Women

Now don’t be fooled by the title, Highsmith’s short story collection doesn’t paint pictures of rotten men, and victim women. Instead Highsmith creates a sweetshop’s worth of lurid, eccentric, strange, […]

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‘Curioser and Curioser’: Alice’s Adventures in London…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass were probably two of my favourite books as a child, and in fact they still are. I loved the […]

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Not to Be Reproduced, by Rene Magritte: The First Painting I Loved

There’s something very special about firsts. The fact that something can be newly experienced only once makes it a finite resource. Whilst we may continue to like that artist or […]

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Go set a (new) Watchman

Set almost two decades after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman sees Jean Louise Finch return to the small Alabama town of Maycomb, and to […]