Tag Archives: reviews

Books of the year

At the beginning of 2012, I set myself the challenge of reading 50 books and signed up to Goodreads, a website which makes it easy and satisfying to track your progress.  I generally stick to fiction; however, this year I … Continue reading

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Theatre review: She Stoops to Conquer

Written by Oliver Goldsmith (14th April 2012 – National Theatre, London) The National Theatre is very popular and usually sold out so I was very lucky to get this ticket at the last minute. The play is set, I believe, … Continue reading

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Theatre review: One Man, Two Guvnors

 Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London – 21st March 2012 I overlooked this play when it was at the National, then I started reading fantastic reviews when it transferred.  James Corden was tweeting about his role in it, Stephen Fry (I think) … Continue reading

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Film review: The Artist

Could I really enjoy a black-and-white silent movie?  It was a toss-up yesterday between The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Artist.  We both favoured the former, the latter feeling like a bit of a duty in view of its … Continue reading

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Theatre review: The Pitmen Painters

Written by Lee Hall and performed at the Duchess Theatre, London, on 25th February 2012. If I’d known exactly what this play was about I doubt I would have gone to see it so I’m really glad that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Book review: The Maeve Binchy Writers’ Club

This is a short, accessible guide to getting started on and keep up with your writing project.  It’s written in the form of weekly letters, interspersed with contributions from others.  Not only does it offer practical advice to make the … Continue reading

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Review: The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

Ida’s feet are turning to glass.  Midas is haunted by his relationship with his father.  Their paths cross and this is their story. The book is beautifully written and is naturally poetic without being forced and self-conscious.  It has a … Continue reading

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