Monthly Archives: September 2012

How to succeed at University via The Books’ pages of The Rabbit by Deirdre Serjeanton (Lecturer in Renaissance Literature)

  In 1908, Robert Benchley made a list of what he had learnt during his first year of study in Harvard. Here are some of the highlights: 1. Charlemagne either died or was born or did something with the Holy … Continue reading

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Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

  Words by Elizabeth A Fuhr ‘Second Glance’ is one of the many novels written by Jodie Picoult. Technically, this novel could be labelled as a ghost story, yet it is not devised to thrill and scare. The ghost theme, … Continue reading

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Mr. Monogamy by Grace Dashwood

You came into my life, as if out of the blue, Always around yet now strangely new, As if for the first time I notice your eyes, As you look at me promising truth in your lies.   Your smile … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

  Words by David Capper Anyone who has seen Terry Gilliam’s film adaption of Hunter S. Thompson’s most well known book will know exactly what to expect from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Originally written as a series for … Continue reading

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Heart Like a Wheel by Stefana Lapadean

  Define heartache. Not by the dictionary or from stories people have told you, but your heartache, through your own experience, in your own words and from your own perspective. It’s almost impossible, isn’t it? It’s like the words choke … Continue reading

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Mr C…My mum’s friend by Osi Obomighie

“Good afternoon Mr C. I know you are mummy’s friend I want you to stop taking her to the hospital Because mummy keeps telling me you take her there Please can you take her somewhere else? Like the amusement park … Continue reading

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Homage to Ada Lovelace by Patricia Borlenghi

Homage to Ada Lovelace The Enchantress Of numbers; Chanter of chants; Hunter of bears. Each tear tears Her tresses. Brasses burnt. Anteaters eaten, eat The trees, Rent The branches, Trench The ranches. Beach The beaches. Teachers Enchant Then Entrench. Cheaters … Continue reading

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