The Mermaid of Black Conch Review: A Mermaid Love Story fused with Colonialism
Monique Roffey’s The Mermaid of Black Conch has recently gained a lot of publicity, having won Costa Book of the Year in 2020 and more recently, a BBC Sounds audio adaptation. Whether they’re sirens in Greek mythology luring sailors to their deaths, or tiny, doe-eyed Disney characters in colourful seashell bras, we’ve seen and read […]
Beautiful World, Where Are You? review: Rooney’s best book yet?
Whether you read a hundred books a year or struggle finishing just one, you’ve probably heard of Sally Rooney, or at least her second novel Normal People. In the four years since the release of her 2017 debut, Conversations with Friends, Rooney has made herself a household name, and her third novel is acutely aware […]
A book review and recommendation, by Thom Cuffin-Munday
An exploration of an important issue within literature, by Mercedes Mayes
Should we be switching to digital literature?
Thom reviews Man’s Search for Meaning and discusses how it has helped him.
Jack looks at how confessional poetry has helped to destigmatise mental health.
Simran gives some book recommendations for dark academics.
Reena talks through the 2020 Booker Prize shortlist.