Tag Archive: love

The History of Love

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering” -Nicole Krauss  Such a beautiful quote. Read… Continue reading

Was the greatest poet of the 20th century murdered?

It made me feel quite sad reading about this, as Pablo Neruda is one of, if not my number one favourite poet. Having been celebrated as ‘the greatest poet of the 20th century’,… Continue reading

Review: A beautiful rework of a Russian fairy tale

“In my old age, I see that life itself is often more fantastic and terrible than the stories we believed as children, and that perhaps there is no harm in finding magic among… Continue reading

Pancake Day and for the love of food in literature

Happy Pancake Day everyone! What toppings will you be having today? Torn between having the usual nutella and ice cream or going healthier and having banana or something. To be good or not… Continue reading

Review: Trumpet- Jackie Kay

I’ve dug this review out from second year of uni, the first book review I had ever written in fact, n’awww. Trumpet by Jackie Kay deserves more recognition than it gets in the book world,… Continue reading

200 years of Pride and Prejudice

The 28th January 2013 will mark the anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, which was first published back in 1813. Readers have laughed at the foolish Mr Collins,… Continue reading

Top Ten: Favourite characters in books

10. Who? RON WEASLEY From? HARRY POTTER- J.K. ROWLING Why? His fiery temper and humour made him stand out for me as one of the many beloved characters in the books. Along with… Continue reading

Review: The Stranger’s Child- Alan Hollinghurst

                                                                                 The Stranger’s Child is a beautiful piece of writing full of elegance and seduction, unsurprisingly charming countless of readers and reaching the number one bestseller spot. Cecil Valance is a Cambridge undergraduate and poet, who… Continue reading

Bride Song by Christina Rossetti

Too late for love, too late for joy, Too late, too late! You loitered on the road too long, You trifled at the gate The enchanted dove upon her branch Died without a… Continue reading

Review: The Behaviour of Moths- Poppy Adams

So many people have criticised Poppy Adams’ debut novel The Behaviour of Moths. Vague and confusing were some descriptions amongst many, but I thought it was a compelling and tantalising gothic mystery that deserves… Continue reading