Category Archives: Culture

The importance of being slender

The importance of being ‘slender’ in 1940s Britain isn’t truly revealed until disaster strikes near the end of this novella, set between VE Day and VJ Day. Apparently quite whimsical…


Found this a bit of a chore. It felt quite tricksy and self-regarding and the big reveal wasn’t nearly as surprising as I believe the author intended because it was…

Not so Normal People

Normal People is a modern-day fairy tale, with all of the stereotypes and none of the charm such fantasies allow us. Repetitive and slightly uncomfortable, the novel paints a picture…


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