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Why is Dolly Alderton so good at reflecting our lives?

In my opinion, Everything I Know About Love is the perfect book to gift. It is timeless, and can be enjoyed by absolutely anyone. Written in memoir-style, Alderton reminisces over…

The comfort of the small town trope

The small town setting, familiar to any reader. Usually found in the two opposing genres; romance and thriller, consisting of a handful of core characters and an idyllic village setting.…

Joking Aside: Memoirs by comedians that pack an emotional punch

Delicacy by Katy Wix Best known for her comic roles in Channel 4’s ‘Stath Lets Flats’ and BBC One’s ‘Ghosts’. Katy Wix’s memoir Delicacy tackles, in a meditative and darkly…

The art of historical retellings

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller is set during the Greek Heroic Age. It portrays the romance between Achilles, a god-born child to a king, and Patroclus, an exiled…

The Rise of Book Bans and Why We Should Be Concerned

A recent rise in book bans in American public schools is the latest issue on the agenda of the culture war in the United States. This is according to a…

The magic of secondhand books

As with all things secondhand, sustainability is a key factor, and with book production processes emitting over 40 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, how could anyone deny the…

Ten of the best books by female authors

I have chosen these books because I feel they encompass what it means to be a woman: the beauty and hardships, the strong female bonds and, above all, courage. The…

Black History Month – Five media recommendations to celebrate and educate yourself

October is Black History Month, which celebrates the often overlooked achievements, culture and heritage of African and Caribbean people. It’s also an opportunity to learn from stories, so here are…