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Discovering Robert Holman

Originally published for Exeunt on November 18, 2014.

I first discovered the work of Robert Holman whilst studying at university. It was the second term of my second year and our theatre department had arranged a visit from playwrights Simon Stephens and David Eldridge. 1,977 more words


How to be a Heroine: Eyre vs. Earnshaw

Guys, I’m having a frustrating week. I didn’t get a full time position at my work, passed up by the insanely frustrating man who sits at the desk beside mine (seniority is a flawed system at best) and I guess I’m feeling rather dreary about the future. 238 more words

How to be a Heroine – Samantha Ellis

How to be a Heroine opens with the author recounting a good-natured argument she has had with her best friend Emma about the merits of… 831 more words

How to Be a Heroine – Samantha Ellis

How to Be a Heroine begins with Ellis on the (West) Yorkshire moors on her way to Top Withins, the house that apparently inspired Wuthering Heights… 759 more words


Jane vs Cathy or my review of How to be a Heroine

Samantha Ellis begins her book with a walk near the purported site for the house in Wuthering Heights. Ellis and her friend Emma are arguing over which heroine they found more inspirational. 735 more words

Personal Reflections

Operation Magic Carpet, Polka Theatre

Stories matter. So often they form the very substance of human communication, allowing us to define who we are both for others and for ourselves. They are our window onto what has come before and what lies ahead. 515 more words


Though the last one is not done

I will be selecting my next book because I still haven’t found the time to rewatch the movie for 2:1 seal I got planned for y’all. 107 more words

Personal Reflections