I must admit, when I opened the book and noticed the lack of quotation marks when it came to the characters dialogue, it completely threw me. What threw me more, however, was how easily I could still distinguish paragraph from dialogue as if the quotation marks were there the whole time. There's not much to … Continue reading Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney | A Book Review
After finishing Dream A Little Dream (2015), I noted that reading Giovanna Fletcher's writing was like having a chat with an old friend. This is still true and, perhaps, has evolved in the tone and narrative in Some Kind of Wonderful (2017). When we begin to read a book, we want to be able to … Continue reading Some Kind of Wonderful – Giovanna Fletcher| A Book Review
The Holiday Blues As I write this I am back in England, and ready to start work again tomorrow. It is a strange realisation. Almost as if I was never actually in France, but with the distinct memory of being there. It may be strange to start a travel blog from the end, but I … Continue reading A Writers Escape to the French Riviera – Part 2
Aisha Munir (known as A.Munir) is a talented writer, and the vocabulary and emotion displayed in 'Curing My Venom' is powerful, let down only by a few forced rhymes and the irrelevancy of 'Denial'. As a quick summation of the book then: Curing My Venom is structured along the 5 stages of Grief. I get … Continue reading Curing My Venom – A. Munir | Book Review
The Beginning of the Escape Since falling in love with Colin Firth's storyline in Love Actually, where he escapes to the French countryside to write, I have always wanted to do something similar. I can't remember now if I actually watched that film immediately after it was released, but for as long as I can … Continue reading A Writers Escape To The French Riviera – Part 1
Recently, I had the chance to receive a copy of Savannah Slone's debut poetry collection 'Hearing The Underwater' in exchange for a review. I have to be honest, at times I have a little trepidation, the poetry world is becoming so saturated that you have as much chance at finding something a bit rubbish, as … Continue reading Hearing The Underwater – Savannah Slone | Book Review
It does not set out to endanger or demonise the entire male race. It empowers the women, and the men, and it asks both to do better.