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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Midnight Launch at Waterstones

*SPOILER FREE* For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to read. I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people who have encouraged this passion, from my parents reading to me every night as a child, to friends…

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To Kill a Mockingbird at The Barbican

To Kill a Mockingbird is, without a doubt, my favourite book of all time. I first read it for GCSE English and I distinctly remember being on holiday with my family somewhere in England, stuck in the back of the…

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The Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour

It’s no great secret that I am a pretty big Sherlock fan, but even though it’s the BBC show that holds my obsession, I am no stranger to the written originals by Arthur Conan Doyle. The books are fascinating, intelligent…

Lost in a Good Book – An Evening at Foyles

Everyone laments the death of the book shop. Apparently Kindles are ruling our brainwaves, iPads are essentially burning the printed word and shoving emojis down our throat to provide megalolz. But then you look at Foyles‘ new flagship store on…

Literary Memories

Image source Last night I had the most wonderful conversation with my housemate about books. We were sharing our latest literary purchases and comparing reviews of the books we’ve recently read when the conversation turned to our favourite memories of…

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Support Your Local Bookshop!

          One of the things I, and thousands of other blogs write about, is bargains. We’ve become a nation obsessed with finding something that we feel makes our money go furthest, and the internet facilitates that…

Read: The Book of Human Skin

Source This book is basically as grim as it sounds. I like to think I’m not particularly squeamish but there were parts in The Book of Human Skin where I literally had to put it down and take a deep…

Read: The Hunger Games Trilogy

I’m very late to this party. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t even heard of these books until about a year ago when my little sister practically burst with excitement at the announcement of a film remake. The film starring Jennifer…

Theatre: Howl’s Moving Castle

I was majorly excited to stumble across a leaflet for this production in a restaurant one afternoon. I know the story from the anime film, but that was originally adapted from a book by Diana Wynne-Jones, and the plot is…