Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

A deep well of inspiration book to draw on when Life gets complicated.

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5 Children’s Books That Grown-Ups Love Too!

In "On three ways of writing for children", C.S. Lewis once said "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story". I think he is right - good stories have an appeal, a magic that draws everyone and every age in. The five books I've listed below succeed in enthralling … Continue reading 5 Children’s Books That Grown-Ups Love Too!

A Book Of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oates

This is a powerful book, a long book, written by one of America's finest writers. It uses the highly emotive and polarising question of abortion, which debate is set (once again) to divide my own home country in 2018, to explore themes of love, visceral hate, self-righteousness and dysfunction within family. American Martyrs is set … Continue reading A Book Of American Martyrs – Joyce Carol Oates

9 Books Becoming Movies in early 2018

Movie Awards season is upon us - Golden Globes (Jan 09), Baftas (Feb 18), Oscars (March 04). The (currently) great and good of the film world will gather, eat drink, and pretend to be merry for someone else's success! I have always looked to see what books had been turned into films, and how they … Continue reading 9 Books Becoming Movies in early 2018