A Theatre For Dreamers: evocative literary fiction

A Theatre For Dreamers is an alluring narrative that quietly penetrates into the psyche. An element of this is because it vividly transports you to the Greek island of Hydra; but also because it portrays…

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Hamnet; one of the best books I have ever read

Hamnet is Maggie O’Farrell’s heart wrenching interpretation of love, loss and family tragedy. It is about a real life boy who history has forgotten, but whose name was given to one of the greatest literary…

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The Jewel; the story of Rabbie Burns muse

So I’ve spent this last week reading novels about two of our greatest ever bards, William Shakespeare and Robert Burns – or more precisely, the women in their lives. The first of these books is…

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#Sonnets: sheer comedy

#Sonnets made me laugh a lot! You know, that real laugh out loud way… If like me, you want to escape the news and/or make fun of the farcical political landscape we currently find ourselves…

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Launch of our Small Book Club: The Sun and Her Flowers

So a bunch of us at work have started this new lunchtime thing – the Small Book Club. As much as I’d love to take credit for the Small Book Club,  I can’t. This is down to my…

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