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Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Is it weird to review something so old and classic? Northern Lights can’t be a classic because that would make me old. So I’m just going to review it as normal and move on with my life. All good? Good. “Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at… Continue reading Book Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

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Classics Corner: Fahrenheit 451

Hello, happy June and welcome back to Classic’s Corner! The blog where we take all your favourite authors and chat nonsense that won’t be of any use to your exams! This month (but really last month) I read Fahrenheit 451 and just… woah. It’s a book that’s been looking at me, slowly blinking it’s way… Continue reading Classics Corner: Fahrenheit 451

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Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies

Welcome back to Classic’s Corner, today we’re going to be talking about conch shells, beasts and non existent cannibalism. Where did this shared hallucination come from, that Lord of the Flies is about a group of kids who end up killing and eating each other? Literally everyone I’ve told I was reading Lord of the… Continue reading Classic’s Corner: Lord of the Flies

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Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

It’s April and here we are again, we’ve finally come full circle and arrived back at Classic’s Corner! Proud of me? What do you mean “no”? Pffft. ‘One ill-fated evening at the Reform Club, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days – and… Continue reading Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Hello and welcome back to Classic’s Corner, the blog in which we read classic, ‘must read’ books and attempt to raise our IQ! If along the way we discover there is such a thing as over-hype then that’s just a dandy coinkidink. Jekyll and Hyde: It’s so ingrained in our popular culture, has permeated the… Continue reading The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

  First up in my new series of book reviews and attempts to broaden my horizons: Far From The Madding Crowd! I wasn’t sure what to expect from Far From the Madding Crowd (or Ffmc, pronounced Faffumk, for short), I’d never actually heard anything about it, other than that it’s one of those books you… Continue reading Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

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Classic’s Corner

Welcome to Classic’s Corner! Yep that’s the cheesy name I’ve gone for, that’s happening now. My new year’s resolution was to read one ‘Classic’ novel a month this year, so hopefully I will have read twelve of the most revered and beloved books by the end of the year.I’m not necessarily sticking to classical era… Continue reading Classic’s Corner