Disneyland Paris Travel Tips

I visited Disneyland Paris the first time I went on holiday with friends. It was perfect for four slightly disorganised girls venturing from home for the first time - the train took us directly to the resort, there was shuttle bus transfer between the hotel and the parks, and we didn't have to worry about... Continue Reading →

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Top 7: Poetry Posts

I have decided to run a series of these posts because I was scrolling through the site the other day and realised that the volume of content might be a bit overwhelming for some visitors. I'd also like to resurrect some older stuff that doesn't get looked at much anymore, so I'm compiling a few... Continue Reading →

FR: ‘Coco’

With the release of Cars 3 over the summer and the recent announcement that Toy Story 4 is in production, there have been fears that Pixar’s previously undimmable brilliance is fading. But Coco, a heartwarming and beautifully imagined film inspired by the Mexican festival Dia de los Muertos, is proof (ironically enough) that there is... Continue Reading →

Top 7: Stories from ‘Dubliners’

Dubliners is James Joyce's radical collection of short stories revolving around the inhabitants of turn-of-the-century Dublin. Though they tackle subjects as wide-ranging as thwarted love, religion, politics and petty crime, they are linked in their preoccupation with Ireland's stifling paralysis, and in the chronological progression of their protagonists from youth to old age. It is certainly... Continue Reading →

Interview with Elizabeth Woodcraft

Elizabeth Woodcraft is an acclaimed author whose novels draw their influence from her career as a barrister and her experiences of being a mod in 1960s Chelmsford. I was lucky enough to meet her at an Essex Book Festival event and she kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions: 1. What made you... Continue Reading →

Why Raven returned

They say you should write about what you love, and everyone I know who watched Raven as a child was thrilled to hear that it was returning to CBBC in 2017 after a seven-year break. But don't just take my word for it - on Twitter, the news that the show would be aired on British television... Continue Reading →

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