Reviews

Review: A Look Into the Failings of the Police Force in ITV’s ‘Des’

Des is a three part television mini-series based on the arrest of the Scottish serial killer Dennis Nelson. Debuting on ITV/STV on the 14th September, the show captivated and divided audiences with the horrific details of not only the murders but the investigation. […]

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6 TV Shows to Binge Now

If you haven’t already gathered I am a lover of TV. It gives you short bursts of entertainment and education whenever you want. Leaving you inspired, needing more or, on the one off occasion, ready to turn off your TV from fear or disgust. TV brings a range of emotions and even the oldest of shows brings about the fondest of memories […].

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Looking for Books? Here is a Sustainable Way of Getting Them.

Along with clothes, books are one of the most thrown away items that clog up our landfills each year. An enormous amount of novels get published in a year but the number of them actually being well received and bought, unfortunately, isn’t high. […]

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Read With Me: Notes on Normal People by Sally Rooney

As an English Literature student I think it is important to get back to the roots of things when reading. To take pure enjoyment out of the task and instead of looking for absolutely every metaphor, hidden meaning and plot twist, purely soak in your thoughts and enjoy the book […].

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Review: Little Fires Everywhere

Rating: 4 out of 5.

An Exploration of Motherhood, Subliminal Racism and Internal Struggles. In this eight-part adaptation of Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel, we see the series start out with the burning of Elena Richardson’s (Reese Witherspoon) perfect suburban house in Shaker Heights, Ohio […].

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Review: ‘Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Miss C.J. Walker’

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Miss C.J. Walker (available on Netflix) documents the real life story of an African American self-made millionaire (one of the first) and her invention of hair care products […]

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Have You Watched ‘Normal People’? Because You Should.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Yes I am sitting here writing another post to add to the already insane amount that has circulated the internet about this awesome show. Yet I am extremely okay with that, because it deserves it. […]

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Review: Bernadine Evaristo’s ‘Girl, Woman, Other.’

I’m not sure this book exactly needs an introduction since it was the winner of the Booker Prize 2019 and became one of Barack Obama’s 19 favourite books of 2019. However, here I am, telling you about the fantastic novel Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. […]

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Hi, I am Sophie, a 20 year old student based in Edinburgh, from the Highlands (Scotland). I am going into my third year of studying English Literature and set this blog up to share my love of food, lifestyle and media.

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