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Archive Nostalgia: Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry

Did you know that it’s World Poetry Day on 21st March? To get you in the mood, I thought I would retrieve the words of some talented yet oft-overlooked 1930s poets from the Miscellany Pages archives… Continue reading Archive Nostalgia: Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry

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20 Empowering Quotes from Female Authors to Start Your 2020

The whirlwind of New Year’s resolutions and endless articles about losing weight, saving money, eating better, finding love etc. can make you feel defeated before you’ve even begun. To put you in a better mindset, who better to turn to than some of the most inspiring female authors?

From Alcott to Atwood, their words of wisdom are sure to make you feel empowered for 2020… Continue reading 20 Empowering Quotes from Female Authors to Start Your 2020

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This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay: Top 10 Funniest Moments

This Is Going to Hurt is the diaries of junior doctor Adam Kay in the years before he leaves medicine, disillusioned by the gruelling hours, bureaucracy and lack of support. The diary entries document the funny and heart-wrenching anecdotes from his medical career, showcasing the best and worst of humanity along the way. The reason why Adam Kay is able to convey the seriousness of the issues facing the NHS so well is, paradoxically, his unique brand of humour. He now works in comedy and it’s easy to see why! So without further ado, here are the funniest moments of This Is Going to Hurt that had me laughing out loud in public places… Continue reading This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay: Top 10 Funniest Moments

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Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry

Have you heard of W.H. Auden? How about Stephen Spender, Louis MacNeice or George Barker?

If your first reaction is ‘who?’, you’re not alone. I did not recognise a single name from the collection of 1930s poetry when I began studying it this semester. The unique voices of these poets encapsulate the disillusion and hope of an entire generation, yet, sandwiched between the two World Wars, they are often overlooked.

I thought about how I could champion the power of these poems, but nobody could do so better than the poets themselves. With that in mind, here are my top 10 quotes from the poetry of the 30s… Continue reading Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry

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20 Thoughts I Had While Reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant seems to be the buzzword of the bookish community recently! As with all books that have received such ebullient praise, I was a little apprehensive about reading it, but Gail Honeyman’s sparkling debut bestseller completely lived up to the hype.

The internet is already resplendent with reviews acclaiming its touching brilliance. So I thought I would take a personal approach to articulate the delightful experience I had in reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

Without further ado, here are my 20 thoughts… Continue reading 20 Thoughts I Had While Reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine