As the second of my Books by Memory series this is a rather tangential book review that uses memory to approach a book, rather than focusing in a more analytical way. This time I am reminiscing on Lawrence Durrell’s Justine. Before getting into my memories, I feel it is worth clarifying that I am notContinue reading “Books by Memory: ‘Justine’ by Lawrence Durrell”
This is why ‘The Book of Taliesin’ is still a relevant poetry collection for modern-day readers interested in British literature
How can books create graphic, unforgettable memories, outside of the content on their pages?
“The Tyranny of Lost Things” by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett is, at a glance, the perfect summer book. But you’ll have to dive deeper to get its true meanings.
e Mabinogi, consists of four interlinked stories set in a version of Britain in which the magical is only a few steps away and kings can become cobblers.
Before I dive into this review, I feel a bit of a grounding is needed. The Gododdin by Gillian Clarke is a collection of short elegies mourning the aftermath of a disastrous battle. It is also known by its Brittonic name Y Gododdin, but I will use the English as that is what the bookContinue reading “‘The Gododdin: Lament For The Fallen’ Is a Pathos Laden Masterpeice”
Find out why Reinfred Addo’s poetry chapbook ‘The Dedicadas’ gives a promising insight into the poet’s potential.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s new translation of ‘Beowulf’ is just the perfect balance of narrative action, humour and emotion.
This poetry collection will help you navigate the UK in beautiful, diverse verse, all accompanied by maps of each place represented in the poems.
The physicality of books and the sensorial experience they offer as objects sets them apart from other written media. This is why.