Bookishly Roundup 2

A summary of my second 3-month subscription to Bookishly: Month 4               'Akenfield' by Ronald Blythe, Alice in Wonderland birthday cards and bookmark. Also some┬áLapsang Souchong Butterfly tea, of which there is no longer any evidence! Month 5 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, blank travel notebook, Alice in Wonderland... Continue Reading →

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BR: ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

'The Great Gatsby' is narrated from the perspective of a fairly dull young man, Nick Carraway, who moves to an affluent suburb of New York and becomes drawn into a world of extravagance, wild parties and deceit. Most intriguing of all is his new next-door neighbour, Jay Gatsby, whose glittering, fantastical world is about to... Continue Reading →

London on a budget

London has a well-deserved reputation for being an expensive place and, as an impoverished student, this can be offputting when planning a day out. However, as my friends and I discovered over the summer, it is still possible to do and see plenty without bankrupting yourself. Here is an account of how we spent -... Continue Reading →

Poem: April

Blossoms unfurl where snowflakes trembled once James Taylor singing on the radio An Easter egg firm in my curled hand Hidden but there like the promise of you. A moorhen skitters across the lake The sky blooms pink like an early rose The road is a ribbon of golden sun Flushed green, the trees drip... Continue Reading →

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