Lockdown Lowdown: The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

So welcome to a new (and hopefully short) series on my blog called Lockdown Lowdon, or the books I’m reading in isolation. The first book to kick off this new series is The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart but confession – I started it pre-lockdown. I could give you a million reasons why it took […]

20 for 2020

“‘Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read” – Mark Twain Well. I don’t really know how to start this blog post. Hello, I guess? It’s been a while, for numerous reasons. A lot of change, fast, eventually culminating in my old original blog dying a death. But let’s not get down about […]

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

You know that book you’ve been meaning to read for YEARS but you never got round to it? J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was that for me. I remember my teacher reading us segments of it in primary school, and then that was that for a few years. Then the movies came out and I broke […]

Writing for a Friend

Hello readers! About two weeks ago now my friend asked me if I would write a post for her blog. She had had the idea to post an entry by a coursemate/friend for every day of the month of June and by the end it would be this massive, beautiful blend of varying writing styles […]

DURA Reviews

[Reviews here have been featured on DURA website and were from my time studying at university] The Extinction of Snow by Frederick Lightfoot. The Architecture of Chance by Christodoulos Makris. Responses Christodoulos Makris, on his blog yesbutisitpoetry