‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ Review: 3 Reasons Why Thomas Hardy’s Angel Clare is Anything But Angelic.

In college, Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented’ was my English teacher’s favourite novel and she would encourage our class to read it whenever we ‘had the time’. Now, in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, I think it’s safe to say that I definitely have enough time on my side, and no …

The Geographical Relevance of Transylvania in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Hi everyone, In this post I will be discussing the geographical features of Transylvania that define Dracula as a Gothic novel. As you may already know, or can probably guess, I am an English Literature student. Yet, I also study geography as one of my three A level subjects. This subject choice was inspired by …

Dame Rebecca West

Rebecca West played a major role in 20th-century literature as a successful author and literary critic. Her most famous novels include: Black Lamb and Grey Falcon; The Return of the Soldier; The Fountain Overflows; and The Judge. She is often highly regarded as an ardent feminist as in a famous quotation she proclaims: “I myself …

Film Review: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992.

After a busy week of college mock exams, I enjoyed an extended weekend having a well deserved break from revision and exam stress. On Friday night, me and my sister decided to miss an episode of the addictive, yet highly controversial, Love Island in order to have a movie night watching Bram Stoker’s Dracula which …

Book Review: Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Due to many recommendations from followers on my blog, I have recently read Dracula by Bram Stoker. It took me longer than expected to read this novel, yet I blame this on my college exams. Now that I have finished, I thought that I would write a quick post on my thoughts in the format …

Experience: Much Ado About Nothing in Theatre.

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity of watching an amazing production of Much Ado about Nothing in Wigan Little Theatre. Due to this theatre being local, quite small and without a large amount of funding, all of the actors were amateurs and the set was made by volunteers. For me, this gives a strong sense …

MY MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD!

First of all, I’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to Of All the Books in All the Libraries for nominating me. I was so overwhelming happy when the notification came through so thank you very much. This award has given me even more enjoyment and confidence when writing my blog!☺️ About the award: …

Experience: My Visit to the Brontë Parsonage.

Recently, me and my parents spent a day visiting the village of Haworth in order to experience the Brontë Parsonage. The day was both extremely educational and enjoyable as I am currently studying the text of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë for my English Literature coursework. Upon arrival at the Brontë parsonage, I had a …

Day One: My Travels in India- Delhi.

For the Easter holidays, I have been lucky enough to escape the grey skies of Manchester and travel to India for a week. I decided that I would share my experiences with you on my blog. First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on one of my previous posts and recommended that I …

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. (No Spoilers!)

My most recent read has been Gail Honeyman’s debut novel ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’. This highly emotive novel encompasses the challenges of loneliness, value of friendship and the importance of even the smallest acts of kindness.  The narrative of this novel is from the perspective of Miss Eleanor Oliphant who is an excessively polite …