Romeo and Juliette by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I missed this at O, A’ and Degree level, then recently read David Nicholls ‘Sweet Sorrow’ which finally inspired me to give Romeo and Juliette a go. I actually listened to it on audio- I struggle to read Shakespeare, but love to listen and let that beautiful language wash over me. Looking out for a Globe production now to complete the experience.

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Romeo and Juliet (Wordsworth Classics)

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I Go Quiet by David Ouimet

I Go Quiet is the exquisite story of an introverted girl, struggling to find her place in a noisy world. Through the power of books, creativity and imagination, she begins to see possibilities for herself beyond the present, to a future where her voice will finally be heard.

Beautiful and Inspirational. As an only child this would have reassured me.

Shortlisted for our East Sussex Children’s Book award #ESCBA. Looking forward to meeting the author David Ouimet at the final event in June at the Hippodrome Theatre Eastbourne: https://royalhippodrome.com/  

I Go Quiet

Sex Power Money by Sara Pascoe

Sex Power Money by Sara Pascoe

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I now know more than I ever needed to about pornography. Also I had always meant to watch the film Indecent Proposal, but never got round to it. I don’t need to now. Sara covered it perfectly!





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Platform Seven by Louise Doughty

Platform Seven

Platform Seven by Louise Doughty

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A cracking psychological thriller and ghost story. I love railway stations- all those different people with their different lives passing through every day, so I liked the perspective of Lisa as a ghost living on the station and watching those people- workers and passengers alike- observing their daily lives, discovering as we all know that everything is not always as it seems on the surface. Lisa- it was terrifying seeing your life slowly disintegrate. Matty- I wanted to punch you!



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The confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Gothic fiction at its most dark and disturbing. In fact this really did disturb me. Everything about it was horrifying. The triple oppression of the West Indian gay woman. The pompous and cruel male domination experienced by all the women in the novel. The terrifying scientific experiments that far exceeded my imagination. The mad woman in the attic. I haven’t read anything like this since my literature degree. Hated it but couldn’t put it down. It was compulsive reading.



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