Shop Menu

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

~ Anton Chekhov

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

~ Dr. Suess

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

~ Douglas Adams

Tag Archives | Literature

Review of Two Brothers by Ben Elton

two brothers

Two Brothers by Ben Elton I don’t usually dip into historical fiction, as the writers often hide poor character-building behind supposed historical accuracy instead. Often the books are unreadable due to their saturation of research and lack of coherent plot or technical ability. But Two Brothers is not ruined by either of these things: instead it manages […]

Read More

Competition: Win one of Five Children’s Hampers

We have five different hampers to give away, courtesy of Pearson Education!  You can enter as many times as you like for the different hampers. To win, simply answer the question that goes with the hamper you’d like to win. Competition closes 10am on Friday 21st of September, terms and conditions apply. Below we have […]

Read More

Adrienne Rich passes away at 82

adrienne_rich

I studied Adrienne Rich as part of my second year literature course at Rhodes, her work part of the contemporary American poetry module. Her poetry, beautifully described by The New York Times as “distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity”, was met with resistance by many students, male and female. She […]

Read More

Christopher Hitchens passes away at the age of 62

cn_image.size

Christopher Hitchens, one of the most erudite, controversial and outspoken essayists of our time, passed away on 15 December 2011 after a battle with cancer. Well known for his views on religion, politics, history and literature he was a well respected and admired columnist who wrote for a multitude of international publications. The Guardian described […]

Read More