• Category: Books, Films and Music

    2014: Taking a Leaf out of Keats’ Book

    January 10, 2014 • Books, Films and Music

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    Make time for some delicious diligent indolence this New Year…I don’t go in much for New Year’s resolutions but I do like to use the transition into another year to reflect on what I’d like to make more time for during the next 12 months. In 2014, borrowing the delightful phrase from...

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    Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013: Reading Challenge

    March 23, 2013 • Books

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    “The list we have ended up with is, we believe, truly representative of that diversity of style, content and provenance, and contains those works which genuinely inspired the most excitement and passion amongst the judges.  I don’t anticipate the job becoming easier at the next stage!” Miranda Richardson, Chair of...

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    The Films of Greta Gerwig

    January 12, 2013 • Films

    HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS

    Greta Gerwig is well-known among those who follow indie cinema as the poster-child of the ‘Mumblecore’ movement (see below). She typically plays understated, outsider characters who lack confidence but possess a flawed charm which Gerwig excels at manipulating to bring out subtle and deeper truths that other actors in similar roles have failed to...

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    Tales From Moomin Valley

    December 30, 2012 • Books

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    If you’re in the mood for a post-Christmas escape then this beautiful documentary on the life of Tove Jansson, the secretive author behind the Moomin stories, might do the trick. From the temperamental relationship between her artist parents to the remote and tempestuous island she was later drawn to inhabiting with her...

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