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The Driver’s Seat — Muriel Spark

The Driver’s Seat is one of the six books which were shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize of 1970. A rule change in 1971 meant that the prize moved from being awarded in April for books published the previous year to being awarded in November for books published in the same year, and 1970 was consequently completely overlooked. 293 more words

Man Booker Prize

The red devils

Hy, they come
Full of pride-
not for King or country
that is for Monty,
the idealistic monkey
they will do the job
red devils they will be will become… 16 more words

English Literature

Hair Envy

Hair’s cropped up (pun not intended) a lot this week, and my lecturer introduced us to this beautiful image, which is great because I’m always on the look out for ginger hair goals. 411 more words


In Time Like Glass

This picture, taken with a vintage filter, captures some of the surreal, shimmering quality of Time expressed by W.J. Turner in his poem: In Time Like Glass.  186 more words


A Wasteland

So I’ve been working on a short story. In total I’m aiming for about 2,000 words (I think). I never really let anyone read my writing so this is a bit of a first for me. 519 more words


Mansfield Park and Good Villains

I loved Mansfield Park. I went in expecting not to like it very much, and I’ll admit it dragged a bit in the first section. But by the end, I was completely sold on this “dark” Austen. 253 more words

Do I draw up? '22 Thins only an English Major will Understand'

There are so many ‘Only this major’ and ‘Only that major’ lists on the internet, they see to be popping up a lot recently on my social media (I believe from all the procrastination people are doing, next all the quizes will be popping up, I can’t wait to re-discover what Disney Princess I am!), so I decided to find one for my course – English (literature, not the language – and see if I add up to what an ‘English major’ apparently is! 759 more words