All posts tagged reading

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London is a city well-known for resembling a machine. We follow implicit social rules, and it can often feel as if you’re just part of a crowd being dictated to […]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Spoiler-Free Review) – A Magically Original Trip Back to a Beloved World.

You are dripping with sweat, lying in bed, and although these people are nice they ain’t half weird; floating plates; levitating food; this blonde beauty that is inside your head; […]


Reading Festival 2016 – Who To See

Little Simz Friday, BBC Radio 1 Xtra Stage Islington born Little Simz is going to be the next Kendrick Lamar. Songs ‘Wings’ and ‘Gratitude’ have the similar cinematic narrative-style as […]


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 […]


How Michael Gove made me fall back in love with reading – and Steinbeck

Steinbeck’s sturdiness has been an unwavering presence in the most conflicting times of my life. Before changing my degree to English after a year, my decision to study Biology meant […]

Books in The British Library. Image: Steve Cadman.

Literary London: 5 places for book lovers

Skoob: down some stairs in a quiet road off Russell Square, this bookshop is a delight. A lovely combination of new releases, second hand and vintage editions, this is a […]

image: Duncan Hull.

Great Britain’s Great War – Review

Jeremy Paxman managed to take some time away from scoffing at the stupidity of teams of university students to pen a non-fiction account of WW1 from the perspective of the […]