Reading || The Children’s Book

Say what you like about the Beast from the East, but the upside of cancelled plans was one TOTALLY FREE DAY. What would any self-respecting bookworm do with a totally free day?! Read of course!

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Thinking || BBC Breakfast’s 100 Years of Suffrage: Achievement or Gimmick?

As part of my usual morning routine, I sat in front of the TV this morning and turned on BBC Breakfast while drying my hair. I was confronted by something slightly different – Dan Walker was absent, and Louise Minchin was accompanied by Steph McGovern. Aha! I thought, an all-female sofa – must be 6th February.

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Reading || Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch: A Review

One evening last week, I found myself sitting in the cinema watching Gary Oldman strutting around in what was presumably a fat suit and copious amounts of facial prosthetics. The visual transformation into Winston Churchill was quite remarkable (and I believe has been nominated for an award) and Oldman’s performance was certainly convincing. However, I found myself preoccupied, pondering our national obsession with World War Two.

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