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Great Expectations: A Tale Of What Could’ve Been


Why haven’t I read any Dickens before? That was the question nagging my brain both before and after my read of ‘Great Expectations’. If someone could’ve prompted me to read a spot of Dickens earlier than I have done, I would’ve been extremely grateful. So, here I am, sitting here, typing this and urging you to pick up anything Dickens immediately. Having only read ‘Great Expectations’, I can hardly comment on his other novels. However, based solely on this novel, I can argue that Dickens’ style of writing, characters and plot are truly gripping and rather refreshing, when compared to other classics. Continue reading “Great Expectations: A Tale Of What Could’ve Been”


Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: The Mendacity Of Mankind


Do you have any secrets? Is there anything you’ve been meaning to get off your chest? Already beginning with cliches and odd questions, I know. But have you ever asked yourself if there’s anything really hidden within the depths of your being, that you, and only you, know? As a seventeen year old girl with little to hide (and little wrongdoing to tarnish her reputation, might I add), this perhaps isn’t a question for me. However, we all have our little secrets, don’t we… Continue reading “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof: The Mendacity Of Mankind”

A Letter To Myself. 


Whilst I had promised myself to refrain from posting any more original poems, I just could not help myself. Continue reading “A Letter To Myself. “

To Kill A Mockingbird: The Death Of A Mockingbird


Atticus Finch is quite possibly one of my favourite literary characters, to my recent discovery, following my read of the astounding ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’. Now you may be wondering, why are you only just reading it now?! Trust me, I’m wondering the exact same thing. I must say, drop everything you’re doing and read ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ right now; if you’ve already read it, the same applies… This is definitely a beautiful novel, which I hope to re-read again and again.
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South Africa: My Personal Journey


I have recently returned from my visit to South Africa and I have a great deal to share…

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Animal Farm: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others


Following my read of Orwell’s ‘1984’, a truly phenomenal and enlightening novel, I was eager to pursue ‘Animal Farm’. Having heard some rather strange opinions on it and the failure of many to look beyond the surface of talking animals, I was intrigued to form my own opinions and delve deeper into the Orwell’s evident aversion towards totalitarian regimes. “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others” plastered across the blurb of the novel had me immersed from the onset. Continue reading “Animal Farm: Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others”

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas: The Loss Of Innocence And Hope


Admittedly, it was a few years ago when I read the novel that I’m going to be discussing today. Nonetheless, I will cast my mind back to the truly unforgettable story that is ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. Whilst many have criticised certain levels of inaccuracy within the novel, they have quite possibly overlooked Boyne’s intention to stun the reader, rendering them appalled at not only the brutality of the Holocaust, but the tragic events, occurring between Shmuel and Bruno, as a result of their innocence and naivety. Continue reading “The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas: The Loss Of Innocence And Hope”

Pride and Prejudice: A Man In Want Of A Wife


‘Pride and Prejudice’ is arguably Austen’s most renowned novel. In finishing ‘Emma’, I was rendered disappointedly unsatisfied, therefore my only remaining option was to pursue ‘Pride and Prejudice’, in the hopes of discovering the Austen that everyone knows and loves (already starting with the cliches, I know). Continue reading “Pride and Prejudice: A Man In Want Of A Wife”

Lord Of The Flies: Kill Or Be Killed


‘Lord of the Flies’ is a GCSE classic and perhaps one of the most influential reads in instilling my passion for novels, as well as persuading me to study A Level English Literature. I was first introduced to Golding’s well-renowned, contemporary classic in year 10, when my English teacher marched into the classroom, her arms brimming with a stack of fresh copies of the novel, only to be met with the beady eyes of her new GCSE class (we were all clearly enthused at the prospect of hard work, motivation and the important exams ahead of us). Dubiously grabbing a copy, I peered down at the novel, without any prior knowledge of the book itself, and I was rendered rather curious at the cover staring back at me. Continue reading “Lord Of The Flies: Kill Or Be Killed”

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