Book Review: The Bloody Chamber

Book Review: The Bloody Chamber

Next to Du Maurier, Angela Carter is one of my all-time favourite storytellers. Her masterpiece The Bloody Chamber sees Carter spin subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, and Beauty and the…

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Lunacy in Literature (The Bell Jar, The Yellow Wallpaper and More)

Lunacy in Literature (The Bell Jar, The Yellow Wallpaper and More)

As part of my Extended English Project, I chose to write about ‘lunacy in literature’ for my dissertation. This meant spending my summer scouring the internet for novels and articles that either centred around the topic of mental illness or stories that had characters that…

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Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Rebecca has been on my reading list for quite some time after I saw it mentioned in the comments of one of Paloma Faith’s music videos, Picking Up The Pieces, which has a distinct Rebecca-esque vibe. I fell in love with that song when it…

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Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Pre-Christmas, I made a promise to myself to try and pick up more classical literature. After a quick trip to W.H. Smith where I splurged on many classic books – one of which you can see I’ll be reviewing today – I randomly decided that…

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