Naughty Noughties

*SPOILER ALERT!* Ben Master’s debut novel is obnoxious and confusing at first, hard to get into, but well worth pursuing. I got given this book by Penguin (the publishers, not the antarctic inhabiting, flightless and very cute bird) when I went to their publishing open day and it is clearly a book they had picked out […]

Oh, here’s to you Mrs Robinson: The Graduate

*SPOILER ALERT!* The Graduate, is one of the easiest books I have ever read, in fact it’s like reading a play but entirely in prose format. You could read it in a few hours. It is short and to some degree sweet. Frustrating, because the ending leaves so much unsaid but ultimately an interesting read. […]

‘Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…’

So it turns out I was named after Daphne Du Maurier’s most successful and well-known novel Rebecca. R-E-B-E-C-C-A, that is my real name. I wonder how many others have been named after beautiful literary classics. And I wonder how many literature loving females have been named after a deceitful and deceased, adulteress guilty of incestuous activity? […]