St Patrick's Day in Ireland, and a Literary Pub Tour - marriage made in heaven?? On a day when the world goes green [17th March every year], where better to spend it than at the heart of it? Well, there's nothing like a guide to the literary pubs to help you get around. I have … Continue reading Literary Pub Crawl of Dublin
Summary: This is the third book in Roth’s trilogy, exploring American life. Main Characters: Nathan Zuckerberg: The narrator, he is an author who has lived in the Berkshire hills for the past five years. Colman Silk: The retired dean of classics from Athena, the main subject of the novel Faunia Farley: Silk’s 34 year old … Continue reading The Human Stain – Philip Roth
Hello! A very Happy New Year to everyone - I hope you all had a lovely break over the holidays, and got lots of reading in!! What a way to start the New Year! Greg Hickey, the author of The Friar's Lantern, has kindly agreed to help me kick off 2019, and wrote a guest … Continue reading Guest Article: The Social Critiques of Philosophical Fiction
Wrap-up of the last 40 weeks, where I reviewed all 37 of Shakespeare's plays.
Jealousy, intrigue, racism, betrayal.
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child
Mistaken identities, foiled social climbing, and unrequited love - If music be the food of love, play on!
"Exit, pursued by a bear'. Story of irrational jealousy, causing sorrow, death and remorse, and redemption and hope.
"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here". Shakespeare's last play, a powerful story of revenge and forgiveness.