A Book Lover’s Gift Guide (For All Budgets)

I'm definitely one of those people who unashamedly revels in the Christmas season. I have my decorations up mid-November and make it a personal goal to watch a different Christmas film every night of December (although this admittedly requires watching some truly atrocious ones). While I don't love the commercialisation that undoubtedly accompanies the holidays, … Continue reading A Book Lover’s Gift Guide (For All Budgets)

AVID READER Seeking Book Nook: Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Colchester

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a reader in possession of many books must be in want of a book nook. As deep winter sets in, this is a desire that becomes only more urgent. We trawl the streets, looking hopefully through the windows of cafe, restaurant and shop, for a place to hang … Continue reading AVID READER Seeking Book Nook: Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Colchester

Reading Your Way Through 2014: A Resolution Worth Keeping

Every 31st December is the same. The impending new year inviting an urge to adopt every resolution under the sun - drink less tea (unrealistic), take up a new hobby (the year I attempted fencing has been enough to cure me of any subsequent impulse), stop talking so much about Jane Austen (I have yet … Continue reading Reading Your Way Through 2014: A Resolution Worth Keeping

A Celebration of Literary Heritage

A few weeks ago, my wonderful aunt gave me some books belonging to my great grandmother. They were books won as prizes at school, for recognition of achievement - among them, Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and Charlotte Bronte's Villette. Both brilliant books. More importantly, however, they got me thinking about my own literary heritage. While … Continue reading A Celebration of Literary Heritage