BR: ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’ by Thomas Hardy

Contains spoilers! Rating :8.5/10 This novel tells the story of the hot-tempered Michael Henchard, who rises in the world after selling his wife at a fair, yet ultimately cannot escape his past and brings about his own downfall. The book also charts the changing fortunes of his family, friends and enemies. Some people have branded it as... Continue Reading →

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The Pain-Free Rounders Survival Guide

The summer term is upon us. With it comes the promise of long sunny days, ice cream, tourists who look like boiled lobsters and of course...rounders. Am I the only one who hates this supposedly 'fun' activity? I cannot think of anything worse than standing in a field with the sun in my eyes, dreading... Continue Reading →

BR: ‘The Moonstone’ by Wilkie Collins

Contains spoilers! Rating: 8/10 'The Moonstone' is the story of a diamond, said to be cursed, which is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday and stolen the same night. What follows is a dramatic and scandalous series of events, told from the perspective of multiple narrators. For a work of Victorian literature, I found... Continue Reading →

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