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6 Cosy Books to Curl Up with this Winter
Culture & Literature, Literature

6 Cosy Books to Curl Up with this Winter

Sure, the Christmas break normally brings with it a whole host of terrifying deadlines, but as the weather gets colder and the nights draw in, might we all be tempted escape the uni work and curl up with a steaming mug of tea (or, more realistically, a quadruple-espresso) and a damn good book? Here are six to get you started:  Burial Rites by Hannah Kent  Set against the stark backdrop of 19th century Iceland, Burial Rites is definitely a novel fit for winter. The book tells the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last person to be sentenced to death in Iceland. Tried and condemned for murder, Agnes is held in the house of a local family to await her execution, but as the months drag on and Agnes grows closer to the family, the truth about what really happened starts to be re...
Is Your Room the Window to Your Soul?
Features

Is Your Room the Window to Your Soul?

As room inspectors' voices echo through the corridors of campus accommodation, many of us scramble around in an attempt to make our domains ‘respectable’. The ineptly placed clothing and paperwork seen in some student’s rooms, seemed to trigger an unhappy response in some Housekeepers. Bedrooms are such a personal space, with no two the same - they are truly an insight into an individual’s characteristics. It is common belief that a cluttered desk is inhabited by a creative individual; whereas clear and organized typically represents the logical thinkers. It is hard for an ‘outsider’ to understand the mechanics of someone else’s bedroom. Many individuals have reasons for why they order objects in a particular way and often don’t even realise it. Organised chaos There is some form of o...