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The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead’s tale is one of persistence and bravery. The Underground Railroad follows Cora, a slave from Georgia born into a life of suffering and the desire to escape to freedom. As introductions go, Cora comes from a line of strong women, her grandmother Ajarry, stolen from her West African village, ferociously protective of her… Continue reading The Underground Railroad

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Love Story

We are surrounded by love stories before we even learn to read; fairy tales and Disney princesses condition our expectations of true love. It’s an emotion that influences every tale, evert text and narrative as we try to define this complex emotion. Erich Segal’s Love Story is an American classic, Jenny and Oliver are an… Continue reading Love Story

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Thoughts on the storyteller

There’s an aspect of life that we often find hard to explain. We may understand the ¬†expectations of life, yet we are often left searching for the meaning. Before you assume this is a philosophical questioning of life, the world, and the universe. It isn’t. I’m talking on a slightly smaller scale. Instead I reach… Continue reading Thoughts on the storyteller

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The Little Paris Bookshop

Sometimes I feel as though I can never find a good book, that’s probably why I reread my favourites again and again. But when I spotted The Little Paris Bookshop sat upon the shelves, I thought I couldn’t go too wrong. The Little Paris Bookshop was an encapsulating read, comfortably set within a bookshop itself… Continue reading The Little Paris Bookshop

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September Book Haul

September is in full swing, and unlike the rest of the working world I’m only starting to admit that summer is over. My third and final year has arrived, so here’s a selection of what I’ll be reading across my first semester.¬† My first module focuses on the First World War – the literature from… Continue reading September Book Haul