These Are a Few of my Favourite Books: Orlando – Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf’s Orlando is a very special book for me. I was actually introduced to it by my English teacher when I was 16, who had encouraged me to read it for an essay competition run by Cambridge University. At this point, I’d never read any Woolf. And there was no way I thought I was good enough to do this essay. … More These Are a Few of my Favourite Books: Orlando – Virginia Woolf

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Alert: free books. This is not a drill.

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‘Great Expectations’ – Where is the love?

“I’ll tell you…what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.” – Miss Havisham Contrary to what the title of this post might suggest, this won’t be some sort of Dickens/Black Eyed Peas mash-up, … More ‘Great Expectations’ – Where is the love?