The lovely people at Wrigley’s have given me five copies of The Lost Smile to giveaway to readers of That Emily. A brilliant tale for young readers, The Lost Smile, by Joseph Coelho and Sheena Dempsey, tells the story of Kyle and his search for a smile. An adventure, armed with a magnifying glass and a … More The Lost Smile | COMPETITION
We’d all like our fellow commuters and coffee shop dwellers to believe we’re constantly stimulating our minds by reading works of famed philosophers or controversial political opinion pieces in newspapers but the truth is, sometimes, we need to indulge our imaginations in a little light relief. My absolute love is “chick lit”, although I hate … More #WorldBookDay : Guilty Pleasures
I was delighted to be approached by young author Chris Reardon about his novella Breaking Rules. This short tale is full of magic and meddling and is sure to keep young and experienced readers hooked until the very last word! We meet Salina, a bossy and entitled young witch who begins to interfere in other … More Book Review: Breaking Rules
It’s been a long few years for Harry Potter fans as we came to terms with Harry and Ginny actually getting together, then JK told us she was wrong and Harry should have been with Hermione. “But what about Ron?!” we cried, as twenty somethings across the country offered themselves as the wives of a … More Nitwit Blubber Oddment Tweak
With the days getting longer and Britain experiencing some uncharacteristic sunshine I decide to do what any good person does, and dive into the book shop rather than sunbathe. I picked up some interesting sounding books in Waterstones and am looking forward to carefully reading every word without creasing the spine (it’s definitely not just … More Summer Reads
Recently the Daily Mail published an article slamming the genre of young adult literature they branded “sick lit”. They suggested that novels dealing with dramatic subjects such as depression, terminal illness and suicide are no more than how-to guides to misery for the teens and young adults reading them. Surely society has more faith in … More Branding.
“Romantic love will be the last illusion of the old order” Tolstoy’s tale of passion, lust and adultery is brought to the silver screen by British director Joe Wright in this 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina. The film stars Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Matthew McFadyen and Aaron Taylor Jonhnson, among a host of other talent. … More Anna Karenina – Review