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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Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’: The Poetry of Bravery.

Just over a month ago I read, all in one sitting, Rupi Kaur's 'Milk and Honey' collection of poetry. Nowadays, in the mass production culture of crime thriller's and holiday reads, poetry collections rarely get a look in. However for over a year I had been seeing the same images, compact beautiful poetry, simple line… Continue reading Rupi Kaur’s ‘Milk and Honey’: The Poetry of Bravery.

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.