Book Review: Taken on Trust by Terry Waite

taken on trust

This book is a heart-breaking account of the life of one man and his experience of being a hostage, kept in solitary confinement for 1,460 days in Beirut. Continue reading “Book Review: Taken on Trust by Terry Waite”


Film Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Image result for the guernsey literary and potato peel pie societyI went to see the film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society yesterday with a friend to celebrate the completion of my dissertation. Continue reading “Film Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Girl ♥ Girl


Girl Heart Girl is a book which gives a detailed narrative of Lucy Sutcliffe’s life during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Sutcliffe has already made a number of films which she has posted on YouTube which detail parts of her life, especially the joys and trials of a long-distance relationship. Continue reading “Girl ♥ Girl”

A Tale Of Two Cities


The first line of A Tale of Two Cities is a line that I will never forget; ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. It is a poignant phrase with so much hidden meaning and transcending truthfulness. It basically sums up the setting of the book; during the French Revolution some  people, such as the peasants and labourers, thought it was an amazing time to be alive because they felt as if they were being liberated but others, including a large proportion of the aristocracy, felt threatened and endangered. This was accompanied by the overhanging sense that something could go wrong and turn events against the revolting peasants, resulting in punishment and perhaps death. Continue reading “A Tale Of Two Cities”