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In the Eyes of Scrooge

Christmas. It seems miles away. Halloween hasn’t even passed us yet though shops flaunt Christmas decorations proudly. “Seasonal specials” crowd the menus of all...

In Praise Of…

It's been so long, my love, but I haven't yet found a perfume that reminds me of you.   I've felt you on my fingertips, inhaled you after midnight welcomed...

John Le Carré’s Novels in Translation

Why do John Le Carré’s novels translate so well to TV and Film media? John Le Carré has been a pioneer of the literary espionage...

The Seasonal Visitor (Daisy Saunders)

You have no face, but I know you’re there, You creep around corners and leave warm skin bare, You slip into my covers and hide under...

Favourite Holiday (Lindsay Warner)

Mama and Aunt Fawzia had really outdone themselves this Eid. A delicious array of food covered the dining room table, the tempting aroma of...

Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ @ The Lemon Grove

My Fair Lady, Lerner and Loewe’s musical adaptation of Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, was met with a rapturous reception - setting records for...

Short story: ‘Don’t Go’

“Hey Chinara, did I leave my chocolate in here?” Riley asked, barging into my dorm room. She sauntered over to where I lay curled...

Music is magical, but what about the album artwork?

Sometimes an album cover can be its defining feature, especially if the music delivers on a grand scale. The artwork can be what makes...

Recent book infatuations: Review of Maurice

In E.M. Forster’s Maurice, set in the rigid Christian and bourgeoisie environment of early twentieth century England, the titular Maurice struggles with homosexuality and...

No Snow Falls Here (Chris Brown)

Up in the high, dry peaks of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range is where you’d find the world’s most pristine water. But that...