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Felicity Cloake’s ‘One More Croissant for the Road’

Whilst sleet batters against the flimsy window of my bedroom, I sit under a duvet, blanket and hot water bag in an effort to revive my icy toes. Good ole’…

Amazon Alternatives: where to buy

When I saw my mum ordering six bottles of chilli oil from Amazon, I began to protest with great frustration and, upon reflection, perhaps with a little too much indignation.…

Diversity in children’s books: a conversation with Mariam James

The Student speaks to children’s book author, Mariam James. Published author and mother of two kids, Mariam James, writes children’s stories that promote a positive self-identification for children of colour.…

Growing Up with Books at the Museum of Childhood

Growing Up with Books is an exhibition in Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, displaying a brief but beautiful history of children’s literature. The exhibition is situated in a small, dimly lit…

The Arsonist

Sue Miller’s The Arsonist is a novel following a middle aged protagonist, Frankie, as she leaves behind her aids work in Africa and returns to her family home in the…

The Blue Between Sky and Water

The human heart is made of the words we put in it”. These are the poignant words uttered at the most pivotal of moments in the new novel by Susan…

Lila

With a range of diverse and thoughtful novels, Marilynne Robinson is a household name for many and somewhat of a celebrity in the literary world. Although her first book was…

Beard re-inserts women into Roman History

I know nothing about the classical world. Despite being an English Literature student and seeing in the works of Donne, Shakespeare and Pope a whole plethora of classical references, I…