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let's talk dissertation

So the undergraduate English dissertation in St Andrews is 10,000 words handed in at the end of the first semester in December.
When you first start thinking about what you want to write about (the freedom is exhilarating) the dissertation is still like a distant dream. 691 more words

English Literature

Tuesday poem: A persistence of jellyfish

a persistence of jellyfish
flesh liaisons bloom
sea-flowers have no soul

P.S. Cottier

‘sea-flowers…’is from Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

This bluebottle is the sort of lovely Australian creature that delights visitors. 266 more words


"White as snow, blood thirsty as a Vampire, Scarlet shawl and seductive Wolves"

Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.

Neil Gaiman…

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Book Reviews

The legs of a woman raised....

The legs of a woman, raised and open as if ready to admit a lover, formed a curvilinear triumphal arch. The feet were decorated with spike-heeled, black leather pumps. 110 more words


Barry Lyndon - William Makepeace Thackeray

Last night when I was writing about Vanity Fair and was so tired that what I was mostly interested in was whether or nor ‘Makepeace’ was a middle name (Yes) I had some vague idea of writing about Barry Lyndon. 239 more words


Authors that changed my life: Angela Carter

I am 23 and utterly clueless regarding most facets of life. Like many have written before me, and will undoubtedly continue to do so, making one’s way in the world can be mind-bogglingly difficult. 721 more words


The Popular Corruption of Fairtyles: A Reaction to the Rise in Feminism

A lot of headlines recently have concerned the growing voice of discontent from women and men, concerning the roles and expectations of women in the modern world. 868 more words