Books that made my year in 2017

2017: the year that I had to commute to work, the year where change seemed prominent and the year where I have read the most. Exploring the world of publishing and being alert to trending contemporary fiction, the novels I read last year helped me to feel understood and weirdly, more stable. So here are … Continue reading Books that made my year in 2017

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Gravel Heart – An interview with the author

On turning to the last page of Gravel Heart I found that the author, Abdulrazak Gurnah, happened to be living in the same city as myself and to have been teaching at the University I recently attended. For some reason this meant that I felt I was able to reach out to Abdulrazak, and luckily … Continue reading Gravel Heart – An interview with the author

The Lake District: A Treat for the Senses

The conservation of spectacular landscapes and a traditional sheep farming culture has recently landed the Lake District with its status as a National Heritage Site. Unesco has even championed the Lake District’s celebration of culture, art and literature, and despite the 18 million people that visit this site each year, this is still the perfect … Continue reading The Lake District: A Treat for the Senses