All posts tagged fiction


Rex Quondam Rex Que Futurus: Why We Should All Love the Arthurian Legend, Despite its Most Recent Adaptation

If you are enrolled on the SED’s Arthurian Literature course, you may agree with me when I say it has been a greatly enjoyable, but also greatly varied experience. We […]


Poetry Across Borders

It’s a Monday night, and I’m sitting in a lecture theatre with people spilling from the stairs leading up to the seats. We are students across all years and disciplines, […]

Tales From Tilling: The Fabulous Mapp & Lucia

We recently launched our new CUB ‘Book Club’ – your one-stop shop for reviews and recommendations of the modern classics and vintage staples that should be occupying your bedside table. […]

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A Threshold

The room is neither bright nor dark, with its dim light lingering in the air like a rotting, transparent mist. The cobwebs pressed against the ceiling appear to be shimmering […]


I thought I had it all. I was lucky enough to have been born into what they used to call a ‘middle-class family.’ But I guess my mother was right; […]

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The xx Take Over Brixton

For the last week, the sign outside the O2 Academy Brixton has read ‘The xx: 7 Nights Sold Out’. After originally announcing only three shows at the venue in November […]

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Lines Composed When Going to Genesis Alone One Night: Why You Should Go to the Cinema on Your Own.

One of my favourite parts of going to the cinema has always been that brief moment in between the adverts and the BBFC certificate. For me, it is a rare instance where you feel […]

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The Swallow and the Merchant

Oscar Wilde’s fairytales always seem to come with a delightful twist. They do not comply with the convention that fairytales need a moral, and are not palliative or dreamlike worlds […]


Lessons from Virginia Woolf: ‘Mrs Dalloway’ (1925), An Ode to Life

The poetic blending of vibrant impressions envelops us within the chaos of the city; the plunge into Mrs Dalloway’s mind reveals how “Bond Street fascinated her; Bond Street early in […]