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Heartburn, and the role of food in literature

“When I’m reading,” a friend admitted to me once, “I just always wonder what the characters are eating”. It makes sense: in so much of the literature we read, what…

AFCON’s impact on the Ivory Coast

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has just finished in Ivory Coast, with the host nation overcoming great odds to win the tournament. The tournament is held every two years…

How the ‘Sunday Scaries’ walking group tackles student loneliness

Sunday Scaries is an Edinburgh-based, student-led walking group, aiming to create community through the Scottish winter. Founded last year by University of Edinburgh fourth-year students Tara Williams and Evie Raphael,…

Wintry literature: recommendations to embrace the cold

December is here, bringing with it the shortest and coldest of days. But fear not: these books are the literary equivalent of warming your hands by an open log fire,…

Book Review: Good Material by Dolly Alderton

Good Material, Dolly Alderton’s second novel, is a bittersweet deep dive into heartbreak. It follows thirty-something, mildly successful comedian Andy as he tries to process and understand why his long-term…

Emma Hayes leaving Chelsea: is club football less important than national football for women’s teams?

In a statement released by the club last week, it was announced that Chelsea women’s manager Emma Hayes will leave the club at the end of the season to pursue…

Book Week Scotland: a guide to what’s on in Edinburgh

13th-19th November is Book Week Scotland, a week dedicated to celebrating the importance of books and reading. It is run by the Scottish Book Trust, a charity that aims to…

Book Review: So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan

“Down on the lawns, some people were out sunbathing and there were children, and beds plump with flowers; so much of life carrying smoothly on, despite the tangle of human…