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ATOTC Update

Since the end of January there has been no news on the ATOTC (A Tale of Two Cities) project, I realise that unless you are part of the 47 crew you will not know the work going on behind the scenes.  175 more words


Knit Four: A Tale of Two Cities Fanfiction

France, 1757

I loved my sister more than anyone in the world. I can never remember whether my childhood was happy. I know there were days when we starved and nights when stories of more aristocratic abuse were traded in candlelit whispers. 262 more words


Sydney Carton Is A Homo-Fucking-Sexual, Thanks

Let me preface this with: do I look like a person who pays attention to historical context and understands the way people expressed emotions, especially within a novel, is very different to today? 1,221 more words

How Important is Lord of the Rings?

Is The Lord of the Rings really that classic?

Today, when over fifty years have passed since The Lord of the Rings came out, it’s a valid question. 453 more words


My Top 9 Favourite Books of All Time

Hello! Welcome to my first post. As you can probably tell by the title, this will be a list of my favourite books of all time. 681 more words

Leo and Diane Dillon

It’s weird that I have yet to gush over the illustrations created by the husband and wife team Leo and Diane Dillon before this. One reason might be due to the fact that I only became aware of them a year or two ago after randomly discovering the book The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Nancy Willard. 135 more words


Last night’s keepsake

A kindly elf gifts me a typewriter, another nerdy elf visits – and presents me with a keepsake before leaving.

Dickens. How did he write this that is felt so keenly to be the truth by people living in any decade, in any century? The stamp of greatness.