Book Review: The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
This debut novel from Elizabeth Macneal is definitely one to watch.
10 podcasts you should be listening to right now
The British Podcast Awards gave us everything from Brexit to boobs.
Celebrating Victor Hugo, one of France's most prolific authors
Hugo’s writing seethes with its author’s robust social conscience.
Spotlight on: Caryl Churchill
An overview of one of the 20th century's most important playwrights - Caryl Churchill, author of Top Girls and Cloud Nine.
Book Review: In the Full Light of the Sun by Clare Clark
Based on an unforgettable true story.
Why Anne Brontë's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a forgotten gem
Though her fame pales in comparison to her sisters, her writing is the most mature, grounded and relevant to contemporary life.
Female and Non Binary writers wanted for Disney themed scratch night
No prior writing experience is needed, and submissions must be a monologue from your chosen Disney princess.
5 books to buy for your politically-minded friends this Christmas
If you, too, are fed up with hearing of nothing but backstops, borders and Boris, then why not distract your chief source of all things political with one of the following book?.
Friday Poem: Demeter by Carol Ann Duffy
From the collection The World's Wife.
Spotlight on: Bertolt Brecht
Brecht's plays, and Epic Theatre as a whole, will always be relevant to the modern stage.
Why you should read The Blind Assassin, one of Atwood's lesser known novels
On the author's birthday, check out another of Atwood’s novels which delves into the realm of the female voice.
Why Death of a Salesman is as relevant today as it ever was
The play initiates a dialogue regarding issues such as toxic masculinity, male suicide and infidelity, and is painfully relevant irrespective of the time which has elapsed since its publication.
TV Review: This is Us (Season 2, Episode 11)
The issues which have been hinted at thus far in the series come to fruition
Theatre Preview: Measure for Measure @ Donmar Warehouse
An invigorating and refreshing take on a play which still holds as much resonance today as it did in the year of its first performance, over four hundred years ago.
TV Review: This is Us (Season 2, Episode 10)
Randall takes the spotlight in the third and final of the three flashbacks.
TV Review: This is Us (Season 2, Episode 9)
Another excellent, heartaching instalment.
Friday Poem: Siegfried Sassoon - Absolution
Best known for his brutally honest and reflective war poetry, Siegfried Sassoon lends his voice to the countless soldiers who ventured into the trenches.