Meeting Alan Lee and Three Generations of Love for Tolkien.

On rainy days, moments when I wasn't outside playing and the hours before bed when I was little I'd occupy myself with some of my mum's books on mythology, faeries and giants. One book stood head and shoulders above the rest for me: Alan Lee and Brian Froud's 'Faeries', I'd happily lose myself in the… Continue reading Meeting Alan Lee and Three Generations of Love for Tolkien.

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Book Review – Patrick Ness’ More Than This.

I read this book as part of a module for the English Literature side of my course at university, called ‘Cultures of Childhood’, it was the last text on the module that we studied - it certainly left a lasting impression. I hadn’t even heard of Patrick Ness before being introduced to him by my… Continue reading Book Review – Patrick Ness’ More Than This.

A Review: The Book Thief. (warning, spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the book)

Okay, so I've had a night to think about it and I think I am ready to do a review of The Book Thief, the film. I read this book last year and completely fell in love with it. It was recommended to me by my dad to whom I am very grateful for bringing me into… Continue reading A Review: The Book Thief. (warning, spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the book)