January 3, 2019

“The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” ― Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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June 12, 2018

I have re-read the famous ‘Zorba the Greek’ recently and, as clichéd as it sounds, found rather  more meaning in my reading of it as a 20 something adult, as opposed to a wet behind the ears teenager.

What jumps, quite literally, out of the pages is Zorba’s passion. His...

May 31, 2018

“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome” - Amelia Barr.

One of my favourite books currently, and the one I am telling everyone I meet about, is “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine”.  A book about a woman who is, like most of us, trying to come to terms with...

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