Monthly Archives: January 2016

All Aboard! Part Two

As promised, here is the next exciting installment of my ‘how to be a better train passenger’. Last time I talked about the basic actions that should be undertaken by all to ensure a smooth seating procedure. This time I am … Continue reading

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Music and memories: Book review of ‘The Chimes’

An unusual dystopian novel, The Chimes is a story of a populace without memories. Music underpins the lives of the populace of an alternative London; it guides them (tunes act as auditory maps so they can find their way around), it identifies … Continue reading

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Magical storytelling: Iain Pear’s Arcadia

Okay, so the title of this post probably gives away what I think of this novel! I have enjoyed all of Iain Pears’ previous novels and Arcadia can now be added to this number. It is a difficult novel to … Continue reading

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All aboard! Part One

I travel very regularly on the Cross Country train that runs between Oxford and Manchester Piccadilly. As I always pre-book my ticket (using thetrainline app which is brilliant!) and reserve my aisle seat at a table (I need to work on the … Continue reading

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