Book Review: Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem – Discovering the merky history of London from the River bed of the Thames

Sometimes you find a book that speaks to your soul. That is exactly how I felt about Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem. It is as if she took my favourite places in London and pressed the essence of them in to the pages of her book. Maiklem bring the history of London crashing to life like… Read More Book Review: Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem – Discovering the merky history of London from the River bed of the Thames

Book Review: The Stonewall Riots – A Documentary History by Marc Stein

Every year we get ready for Pride. We fill the streets with rainbow flags and slap on a bit glitter. It is the designated time of year when most liberal, hetronomative societies in the world have to tolerate the LGBTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexual, asexual, ally, pansexual) community so they can shout:… Read More Book Review: The Stonewall Riots – A Documentary History by Marc Stein

The Angry Reader – Thoughts on fiction

I’m reading a book at the moment (won’t give the name until I’ve finish and have a proper opinion) and it’s stirring this anger inside me. I feel all good books should stir your soul.  Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ begins with the author stating the novel will “curdle the blood and quicken the beatings of the heart.” A… Read More The Angry Reader – Thoughts on fiction