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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

2 years ago / 0 comments

The story starts off with a tale of a beautiful girl who bravely faces the winter demon Morozko and is rewarded riches beyond imagination. This old folktale slowly unravels in the novel to be the story of Vasilisa, the youngest daughter of the Russian boyar Pyotr Vladimirovich and his wife … Read More

Review: Here’s Looking at You Kid

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Helen Burke is a seasoned poet and has amassed an impressive array of competition successes over the years. Valley Press have released an anthology of her most requested poems… Here’s Looking at You Kid is Helen Burke’s collection of her most requested poems. They centre, touchingly, around her parents, covering … Read More

Review: Confidence

2 years ago / 0 comments

The debut of writing team Rowland Manthorpe and Kirsten Smith, Confidence tracks two occasionally coinciding protagonists as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their final year at university. Ellie has hit a brick wall with her dissertation, and battles lukewarm feelings towards her unfailingly devoted boyfriend as her social … Read More

Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

2 years ago / 0 comments

In his debut novel, Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel brings a fresh and global perspective to the well-worn science fiction trope of giant alien robots. When Rose Franklin is eleven, she falls into a hole while biking in the woods. She is discovered in the hole, laying in the palm of … Read More

New cafe set to open in Edward Boyle

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Edward Boyle Library is set to open its first café ready for second semester. Great Food at Leeds have announced that the coffee shop ‘The Book Club’ will be located on level nine, and have released a sneak peek video of the new modern cafe, with wooden tables and … Read More

Review: Room

3 years ago / 0 comments

As Room debuts in cinemas, In The Middle takes the book back off the shelf. Inspired by the real Joseph Fritzl case, Emma Donoghue’s Room is a powerful and poignant story about the strong maternal bond between a mother and her son. Born and held captive in a room with … Read More

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

3 years ago / 0 comments

SPOILER WARNING I didn’t realise how much respect I had for Go Set A Watchman until I finished the last sentence and paused, thinking about what I had just read. A plethora of emotions passed through me as I turned through its pages – boredom at first, then outrage, confusion … Read More

Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult

4 years ago / 0 comments

Highly renowned author Jodi Picoult is back with yet another outstanding novel that will undoubtedly make bestseller lists. Leaving Time is an emotional story of a daughter’s search for her mother and the discovery of the truth behind their estrangement. It is a poignant tale that will pull on the … Read More

Books | One Night in Winter – A gripping and elaborate tale of Soviet Russia

5 years ago / 0 comments

Simon Sebag Montefiore is most renowned for his historical works on Stalin and Soviet Russia, but he has made a seamless transition in to the world of fiction with his new novel, One Night in Winter. The sumptuousness of elite Soviet lifestyle, the terror and torture of the regime’s security … Read More

Books | Ron Burgundy The Autobiography – An exercise in patience

5 years ago / 0 comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any mildly successful film must be accompanied by an obligatory novelisation of the story. These are, almost always a trashy waste of time made purely for the sake of a quick buck (the obvious exception being I, Partridge) and sadly, Ron Burgundy’s Let … Read More