‘With you she will sit silent as long as it suits you to talk alone; you can hold her under a potent spell: intelligent as she is, eloquent as she can be, you can seal her lips, and veil her bright countenance with diffidence.’ From The Professor by Charlotte Brontë This is the first in a…
A review of Michael Cunningham’s astounding, Pulitzer-prize-winning novel inspired by Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’.
A review of the National Theatre’s 2015 production of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch.
A review of Seamus Heaney’s 2006 collection.
Questioning popular opinion on Emily Brontë’s turbulent tragedy-cum-love-story.
A commentary on and celebration of my favourite poem from Jacob Polley’s ‘Jackself’.
Deciphering the green-eyed monster (linguistically speaking)…
A review of Jonathan Swift’s classic adventure story.
Considering the roots of Jane Austen’s brilliance in her teenage writings.
A review of Henry Fielding’s momentous (and scandalous) Picaresque novel.
A review of Jean Rhys’ famous…well, that would give the game away.
A short story written for the Portico Sadie Massey prize. The brief: the North.