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Thoughts on reading debuts

Expectations surrounding debut writing can be tricky to negotiate, whether you read them on publication or after the success of more recent work. Here, I share some of my own thoughts on my current reading a debut work.

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Book Review

Review: The Lido, by Libby Page (2018)

This exciting debut is full of love, friendship, and positivity. Capturing a beautiful sense of place and memory, The Lido centres both on the power of community and of the individual to make a difference, no matter how big or small.

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2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals

Hi everyone! I've been quiet here this month but have been reading, so there are some reviews just waiting to be edited in the New Year! What's everyone been reading this month?   While working through my reviews, I thought I'd share a little wrap-up of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. 2017 Unfortunately, I… Continue reading 2017 Wrap-Up & 2018 Goals

Book Review

Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)

Major Harry Potter fan that I am, I was so excited when two of my friends presented me with this gorgeous book. I'm yet to visit (or book tickets for) the exhibition at the British Library, but this book is a fantastic introduction and companion to it. One of the first things I noticed when… Continue reading Review: Harry Potter – A History of Magic (2017)

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PRH JobHack – Newcastle, 22nd September 2017

Today's post is a little different. I attended a JobHack organised by the Careers and Events teams at Penguin Random House a couple of weeks ago, and had such a good time, I felt I had to share my experience. Every year, this event travels around the UK to give people from all backgrounds a… Continue reading PRH JobHack – Newcastle, 22nd September 2017