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An ode to memoirs

If you had to sit down, for hours on end, day after day, and write a book about your life: what would you say? Memoirs have always been fascinating to…

Book Review: Schism in a Soul So Tender by Clara Mundy

This year’s PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers consists of thirteen winners, deemed to have the best short story debut in a publication, according to expert judges.…

Book Review: On the Beach by Nevil Shute

This may be called a book review by some or, more accurately, an exhortation to read On the Beach by Nevil Shute. On the Beach is a book that seemingly…

Book Review: Bluebeard’s Castle by Anna Biller

As the title suggests, film director Anna Biller’s debut novel Bluebeard’s Castle is a new take on the Bluebeard story. It follows novelist Judith de Courtenay as she is swept…

Book Review: Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang

In just a few weeks, Yellowface created a storm in the publishing industry. There are several reasons for this stir: the plot, the protagonist, and its sharp commentary on our…

Celebrating Agatha Christie: Appointment with Death

As Agatha Christie becomes the latest in a line of authors whose works are being rewritten, censorship (even well-intentioned censorship) sees no sign of dissipating. I believe that rewriting classics…

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit: This is Why I Study History

I knew I wanted to read History for eight years before university. My degree has since shown me what I love about my degree and what I don’t. Sometimes, I…

Everyone in their 20s should read Everything I Know About Love

Dolly Alderton has been highly praised for her debut memoir Everything I Know About Love, which has gained popularity across all social media platforms and details everything from mental health…