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Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Recommended by Literature Editors Molly Whitehouse & Armaan Verma The Lost Metal by Brandon SandersonThe Lost Metal will be the long-awaited finale to Era 2 of the Mistborn series, the latest of which was published way back in 2016. Violeta by Isabela AllendeWritten by one of the most successful female Latin-American authors of all time, […]

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Culture Literature

We need to talk about Richard…

Anyone who has spent any amount of time watching day-time television will know by sight the be-spectacled Richard Osman, either sitting behind a desk on Pointless or lobbing shopping trolleys over streams on Taskmaster. He’s a man undoubtedly of many talents, but I’m sure not even he predicted what a veritable success his writing career would be. The Thursday […]

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Culture Literature

Review: The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Walk into a bookshop and take a step; you’re likely to have walked past at least three re-tellings, one of them probably fairy tale based. Society appears bereft of original ideas. That’s not to suggest that it is impossible to write a good re-telling; there are just certain elements that need to be present for it […]

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Modernising the gothic novel: Sarah Penner’s The Lost Apothecary

CW: miscarriage, suicide “To me, the allure of history lay in the minutiae of life long ago, the untold secrets of ordinary people“ In a London alleyway in 1790, behind a false wall, there is an apothecary shop. It doesn’t sell cold cures or compresses, but instead something far more deadly. The woman who runs […]

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Culture Theatre

Showcasing Female Creators: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Molly Whitehouse on Phoebe Waller-Bridge being named President of Fringe Society The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the aspects of the city that makes it such a fun and vibrant place to live. Almost everyone has experienced the flocks of tourists stopping in the middle of the street to take photos, people walking around […]