Tag Archives: Literature

Halloween Post – The Shining

I recently visited the brilliant Stanley Kubrick exhibition at London’s Design Museum. On the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed director’s death, the exhibition explored his ground-breaking achievements in film. From sci-fi to war and arthouse movies, Kubrick’s creative gift spanned … Continue reading

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Book Post – Rise Up & Repeal

‘Ní Saoirse go Saoirse na mBan. There is no Freedom until the Freedom of Women.’                                                   … Continue reading

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Book Post – The Apple Tree

The Apple Tree by John Rebholz. Illustrations by Zoe Saunders. Published by Lightning Source. 2018. A young soldier sits in a trench, his head bowed in concentration. As a new father sent to fight in the First World War, he … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Alexandros Papadiamantis

Whilst on holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos, I stumbled across the Alexandros Papadiamantis House-Museum. Built in 1860, this pretty bougainvillea-strewn building features the original furniture, paintings and letters of the famous Greek writer and his family. It … Continue reading

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Charity Writing Competition Finale

The results of the Link Age Southwark UK & Ireland-wide writing competition were celebrated this month as part of the charity’s twenty-fifth birthday party. It was a lovely evening during which many dedicated volunteers were recognised for their ongoing commitment and support. … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Donatella di Pietrantonio

Having reviewed two books so far by Italian author Donatella di Pietrantonio (My Mother is a Riverand Bella Mia), her publishing house Calisi Press invited me to put some questions to her this week about her approach to writing. Read my interview with Donatella di Pietrantonio … Continue reading

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