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In Praise Of: Sad Stories

When we learn about trauma, we also learn about catharsis, about ‘getting it out’ and finding closure. About having a cathartic experience. This is why we read books about war and suffering, why survivor testimonies are always popular books in whatever form they may take – from the wonder of writers like Primo Levi, to the tawdriness of abuse memoirs. 516 more words


Review: 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin


The third book in the QI series, following on from 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,399 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop… 199 more words


Why so quiet?

Can you believe that i have just returned from a trip to England to study the art of writing AND it was credited towards my degree? 239 more words

3 Things... About the Language of Money – John Lanchester

If knowledge is power, one of the most established ways to maintain knowledge as the domain of the few is through language – incomprehensible jargon provides a code for those in the know that can seem impenetrable if it’s unfamiliar. 353 more words


A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, Eimear McBride

Recently awarded the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, Eimear McBride’s debut novel is one that demands to be noticed. It tells the uncomfortable story of a young woman’s relationship with her brother suffering from a brain tumour. 226 more words