Book Review| A Melancholy Event By Dan Glaister

A Melancholy Event by Dan Glaister is a spectacularly spook novella about one girls obsession with the past.… Read More Book Review| A Melancholy Event By Dan Glaister

THE WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZES 2020: And the winners are…

2020’s powerful, female-dominated line-up of Windham-Campbell Prize recipients unites a rich, international collection of writers whose challenging work explores pressing political and social themes across identity, culture and power. Now in their eighth year, the Prizes celebrate writers at every stage of their careers. In poetry prizes have been awarded to British-Indian poet Bhanu Kapil… Read More THE WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZES 2020: And the winners are…

Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

When our bodies are little and our minds are young they tell us these tales to warn us of the wicked things that might come… Historically, folk tales were used to stop us from getting ourselves in to trouble. We are told them as children to warn us about evil things that might crawl out… Read More Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

Book Review: Aliens Phalanx by Scott Sigler – A brilliant dystopian horror novel set in the Alien cinematic universe

We all know that famous scene. Alien has seeped in to pop culture in the way that legendary cinema often does. When you think of the possible future arrival of off world visitors some of us can’t help but have a slight chill run down our spines as we try to quiet that internal screaming.… Read More Book Review: Aliens Phalanx by Scott Sigler – A brilliant dystopian horror novel set in the Alien cinematic universe

Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

We all hear stories growing up that make us prick up our ears with curiosity. The spooky house at the end of the street or the disappearance of some much loved neighbour decades ago. These are local urban legends that in our adult life we start to question the truth behind. In The Golden Key,… Read More Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels

Everyone loves a rebel. Someone who stands up for what they believe in even if they might be afraid of what the consequences might be. In children’s literature they are often the moral compass of the tale. They are the character standing up for what is right. It is these characters that are at the… Read More Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels

Book Review: Skein Island By Aliya Whiteley – A thrilling sci-fi novel that brings the power of storytelling and ancient legends to an unsuspecting modern world

Marianne Spence isn’t sure she wants to ignore the letter she receives inviting her to Skein Island. It drags up painful memories from her past that awaken her need to find answers to questions she never thought she would get the chance to explore. As she ponders whether she should accept the invite, a meeting… Read More Book Review: Skein Island By Aliya Whiteley – A thrilling sci-fi novel that brings the power of storytelling and ancient legends to an unsuspecting modern world

Book Review: Feminist City: A Field Guide by Leslie Kern – Intersectional Feminism and living in a city not built for you

It’s weird to think of buildings and places making equality harder. In Feminist City, Leslie Kern talks about the difficulties that we have using the environment that has been made around us. Most of the challenges we face in navigating both urban and rural domestic settings is because it is literally man-made. A cis white… Read More Book Review: Feminist City: A Field Guide by Leslie Kern – Intersectional Feminism and living in a city not built for you