RSC Julius Caesar

In a year when politics is in chaos it seems only fitting that the RSC should launch a season exploring the disintegration of the Roman Empire. Angus Jackson’s production of Julius Caesar makes us view it as a historical event through the setting and costumes aligning themselves with the generally accepted and authentic tradition.  Whereas, … More RSC Julius Caesar

An interview with writer and blogger Nadine Banna @NadineBanna

Recently I wrote a review of a short story called The Ward, written by a fellow blogger Nadine Banna (@NadineBanna). Having found her story to be thrilling and extremely intriguing, I approached Nadine with the idea of a follow-up post featuring an interview with herself, to find out who, when and what inspired her to … More An interview with writer and blogger Nadine Banna @NadineBanna

Book Review: The Ward by Nadine Banna @NadineBanna

Title: The Ward Author: Nadine Banna Published: 2017 Rating: 4/5 The Ward tells the tale of John and his wife Clarisse. We are made to believe that Clarisse is visiting her husband in a psychiatric ward, however we are not told why. For the majority of the short story we are focusing on Clarisse’s efforts … More Book Review: The Ward by Nadine Banna @NadineBanna

Book Review: Anthony Trollope’s Doctor Thorne

Title: Doctor Thorne Author: Anthony Trollope Published: 1858 Rating: 4/5 Having seen the ITV’s mini-series of Anthony Trollope’s Doctor Thorne last year I was inspired to read his novel.  Published in 1858, it is the third novel in Trollope’s series known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire. The novel starts with a recollection of events from … More Book Review: Anthony Trollope’s Doctor Thorne