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100 Greatest Novels of All Time

The guardian has a long established list depicting the 100 greatest novels of all time. Although the list is in its 13th year, it continues to be regarded with high esteem so I thought I’d see how many I’ve managed to get through in my twenty years. I’ve placed a little heart ♥ by the books… Continue reading 100 Greatest Novels of All Time

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden may be a very well-known and well-loved children’s classic, but it was only this year that I finally read this famous book. I already knew the general story line, the expectations of what the tale would include, after all a secret garden needed to be found. Yet I didn’t expect the descriptions… Continue reading The Secret Garden

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter has been an obsession of mine for far too many years to count, I’ve read the books numerous times, seen the film, been to the studio tour and the Wizarding World in Orlando. Yet as more Potter elements are unleashed into the world I’m as excited as I was when the publication date… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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As a reviewer for The Mancunion, I got the chance to visit Manchester’s Home as it presented its first Christmas production, with the opening of Inkheart; a transformation of Cornelia Funke’s novel to the stage. Family friendly, full of humour and all the imagination of a child, this is a show to catch this festive season… Continue reading Inkheart