Or at least I wasn’t,at first, by my AS Victorian Wider Reading List. I did initially fear the worst; when you’re a teenager the prospect of trawling through dense, over-detailed paragraphs about some guy who wore a top hat, doesn’t exactly have the same appeal as Harry Potter. Yet, as a lover of books, I … More The Queen Is Not Amused
Now don’t get me wrong; I love a good Disney film – stick the ‘Lion King’ on and I’ll be singing along before you can say ‘Hakuna Matata’. However, when it comes to getting really stuck into a good book or film – if I want to be enticed, engrossed and enthralled, then a conformist … More Tall, strong, well-mannered hero? Yawn. Tactless, arrogant, misanthropic sociopath? Yes, please.
It was on the 19th January 1809 that Edgar Allan Poe, arguably one of the most prominent of 19th century poets, was born. ‘The Raven’, written by Poe in 1845, is one of his most notable works, became a cultural phenomenon right away – but how far has this Gothic poem affected our popular culture … More Happy birthday, Mr Poe!
I can only thank those involved in the creative decision to use a continuous soundtrack in this film – otherwise, my unbridled weeping might have been heard by more than just my row. Undeniably Les Miserables, translated as ‘The Miserable Ones’, is pretty much what it says on the tin. And okay, I did feel as if I’d been hit by the grief-train several times over throughout BUT and I can’t reinforce this enough, it was beautiful. Truly and utterly beautiful and all I want to do is see it again and again. … More Film Review – Les Miserables: Do you hear the people sing? Sob, more like.