I was intrigued, reading in the description for Before and After ‘he hasn’t been outside in 9 years’ as I have anxiety and have had my struggle with agoraphobia. I was concerned for the potential fatphobia. Before and After was so much than I was expecting it to be. This is the story of an … Continue reading Book Review. Before and After by Andrew Shanahan.
Quodlibets Mona Lisa smiled when Leonardo said, ‘ok, you can go to the toilet now.’ There is a very recognizable landscape in Roger McGough’s poetry collection, Safety in Numbers, as it begins with poem Some Questions Regarding the New Bicycle and its line, ‘2020 comes careering down the lane,’ and he goes on to write … Continue reading Book Review. Safety in Numbers by Roger McGough.
From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better. Hungry traces her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain's best-loved food writers. It's also everyone's story - from cheese and pineapple hedgehogs … Continue reading Book Review. Hungry by Grace Dent.
how quickly the room fills as the rain slashes coming down and shooting through the window like stars people pull out stools and the glasses on the bar shatter as stud buttons on sleeves cuff them i can feel desperate for conversation and i stare at you sideways you, with your arms crossed across your … Continue reading CONNECTION