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In My Good Books: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans, published in 2012, is a timeless tragic romance. This novel combines quaint domestic harmony with crime and grief as Stedman tells the story of a husband and wife’s search for happiness. It narrates the tale of a mother’s desperation for a child of her own and the frangible line between right and wrong. Admittedly, I was not captivated by the slow … Continue reading In My Good Books: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ by M.L. Stedman

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In My Good Books: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris

 “You will honour them by staying alive, surviving this place and telling the world what happened here.”

Based on the true story of Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, by Heather Morris, follows the harrowing memories of an Auschwitz prisoner. It captures the true experience of Lale as he battles for survival and yet finds love in the midst of chaos. Each reader becomes truly invested in the day to day battles of Lale and Gita, as love and friendship prove as essential to survival as physical needs. Heather Morris recounts the intricate relationships and business affairs of Lale Sokolov as he bargains, begs and befriends his way to survival. Continue reading In My Good Books: ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ by Heather Morris

Razz’s Summer Reads

Your phone is in aeroplane mode, your best mate has started snoring on your shoulder after one too many airport cocktails, it’s the perfect time to grab a paperback and start your holiday off with the perfect novel. If you’re at a loose end with exams over, or just can’t face the graduate job search today, here is a list of 5 great reads to … Continue reading Razz’s Summer Reads

The Paddon Award 2018

Our university is bursting with artistic students, from those who are active members of music, drama and art societies to those who take a more personal and introverted approach to their art.  On Tuesday 27th March I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Paddon Award ceremony; a small, intimate event which recognises artistic talent among the students here at the University of Exeter. Inspired … Continue reading The Paddon Award 2018

In My Good Books: ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan

Acclaimed as the modern Hamlet, Ian McEwan reaches Shakespearean levels of genius in his recent novel, Nutshell. The first McEwan novel I read was Atonement, a timeless war-time romance that entranced me. Yet, McEwan has proved that he is unlimited in his ability to master every genre of literature. It is therefore unsurprising that The Daily Telegraph included McEwan in the list of the “100 … Continue reading In My Good Books: ‘Nutshell’ by Ian McEwan

In My Good Books: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Last summer I was dragged to The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, in which the majority of the ancient art immensely bored me. However, this visit actually led me to one of the most unique and eerie books I have read. The Rijksmuseum is home to the intricate dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman, in which every ornament and character is furnished with elaborate detail. This inexplicably captivating … Continue reading In My Good Books: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Books for your 2018 Bookshelf

For everyone looking to take a break this term with some non-course related reading, 2018 is set to be a very exciting year for new books. Here are five of the most hotly-anticipated releases that will be rolling off the presses over the next six months… Leni Zumas, Red Clocks (Harper Collins, January 2018) A dystopian vision that in recent months has become chillingly plausible, … Continue reading Books for your 2018 Bookshelf