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Isabelle Rayner

Charlotte

This odd little book tells the story of Charlotte Salomon, a Jewish artist living in Berlin at a time when Nazism was gaining traction in Germany. The story commences with…

Isaac’s Eye

A mosaic of fact and fiction, Isaac’s Eye provides an insight into the life of scientist, Isaac Newton. Although Newton is best known for his work on the laws of…

Back to life, back to reality: the power of poetry slams

Many people seem to view poetry as a small, forgotten genre in our fast-paced media world. Poetry is an art form that requires time to be deciphered and we cannot…

When Women Ran the Scottish Periodical Press with Juliet Shields

Following International Women’s Day on 8 March, it is vital to reflect on the powerful historical figures who have paved the way in the fight for gender equality. While we…

The High Mountains of Portugal

Three bereaved men clinging to reality, the beautiful mountains of Portugal and a lot of chimpanzees; Yann Martel’s whimsical writing style returns in The High Mountains of Portugal. Best known…

Books to look forward to in 2017

In an unpredictable and divided world, we often turn to books and films to understand (and often escape) the goings-on around us. The past year has dramatically altered our understanding…