Tag : books

A bookish stocking filler…

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Take some time to put down the uni reading this Christmas and curl up in front of the fire with some of these stylish reads… Inside Vogue: A diary of my 100th year Alexandra Shulman (£11.89, Amazon) To top off Vogue’s centenary year, Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Shulman has published her diary, … Read More

Why hygge is no longer ‘hygge’

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It’s the concept everyone seems to have jumped on this year, whether it’s publishers, journalists, or just the general public. Lauren explains why the commercialisation of hygge is ultimately taking the meaning out of it.  All the way back in issue three of In The Middle, I wrote about the … Read More

An interview with Mira Fadwa Fadel

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Mira Fadwa Fadel; computer scientist, innovator, educator, journalist, translator, and founder of Mira Intelligent Read. Based on Otley Road, Mira Publishing is a non-for-profit independent publisher of fiction and non-fiction. Meeting Mira in her office, we recieved the insider’s perspective on life as an independent publisher in Leeds. To start … Read More

Michael Connelly in Leeds: Bosch is back…

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Last Tuesday American crime author Michael Connelly, best known for his novel-turned-Hollywood blockbuster The Lincoln Lawyer and the infamous Bosch series, held a signing at Waterstones Leeds for the nineteenth instalment of his beloved series. Connelly, who has been a crime fiction writer for 23 years and boasts a career … Read More

Second year Literature: a short, scathing review

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My summer was pretty dull. Being a skint student and a slow reader, I was working and reading, trying (and failing) to take no notice of all the sunny holiday photos I saw on facebook. For anyone else studying literature at university, or who wants to read some good classics, … Read More

Reading Week Reads

3 years ago / 0 comments

M. Pamplemousse and the Carbon Footprint From the creator of the much-loved Paddington, comes this exciting instalment in the Monsieur Pamplemousse series, featuring the food-guide-write-turned-detective Monsieur Pamplemousse and his loyal bloodhound, Pommes Frites. Monsieur Leclercq, head of the illustrious food guide, Le Guide, tasks Monsieur Pamplemousse with writing a play … Read More

Death By Video Game: Hidden Killer?  

3 years ago / 0 comments

Halloween is here and the usual offenders are making an appearance: Hannibal Lecters, flesh-eating zombie cheerleaders and mad axe murderers to name a few. Have you ever considered a different killer, however? One more associated with killing time than people, but lurks among all corners of society nevertheless? Death By … Read More

Society Spotlight: Book Club

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This week, The Gryphon interviews the President of LUU’s Book Club, Jenny Morgan. The LUU Book Club is a place for lovers of plot-twists, opening hooks and in-depth discussions. All book and reading enthusiasts are welcome to join for the bargain price of £3, no matter what genre or course … Read More

Us, by David Nicholls.

4 years ago / 0 comments

Fans of David Nicholls’ previous books will know he well deserves the recognition of being one of Britain’s best writers, penning many international best sellers, including some that have been turned into blockbuster hits on the big screen. Upon hearing of Nicholls’ latest release, I had no doubt it would … Read More

Russell Brand’s Revolution: He’s not the Messiah

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Take the best of Che Guevara, Gandhi and Malcolm X and you have in no way described Russell Brand – the nation’s favourite former addict turned Christ-like revolutionary.  Only better, because he wears Raybans and knows about Bikram Yoga. He’s the man who wants to change our political system for … Read More