Books have been around for years as a way to educate, inspire, entertain, and even prop up table legs.
Books are a wonderful thing and although the Kindle offers a certain level of convenience and flexibility – a bit like the crackle of vinyl – there’s nothing quite like getting lost in the spine of a good old book.
You’re probably in agreement that books are brilliant, but here are seven things you probably didn’t know about them… Continue reading →
If you’re currently staring at your screen in disbelief wondering where the next flurry of words is going to come from, forget what you’re doing for a moment and watch this short called Writer’s Block starring the one and only Bryan Cranston. Continue reading →
This isn’t directly related to literature, music or digital content, but people always say write about you know – and while I don’t want to bore anyone to tears, today I have been sitting at my desk, pondering my first three months as a father. So I thought I would share a few of my discoveries.Continue reading →
It’s 2016 – and once again it’s time for new beginnings. Perhaps you’re finally going to throw those cigarettes in the bin, take up that death defying overseas challenge, or even finish your novel (you know, the one you’ve been working on for the past five years).Continue reading →
The Jam are one of the UK’s greatest musical exports.
In just five years, this furious three-piece went from playing working men’s clubs, pubs and various dives in Woking, Surrey (their home town) and London to becoming one of the most defining band’s in music history.
Many of Paul Weller’s lyrics possess a kind of aggressive urgency, yet each and everyone of them are as astute as they are poetic.
If you’re tired and stressed, take a load off and listen to English Rose. Kick back and let the haunting simplicity of these romantic words wash over you – you’ll feel better for it… Continue reading →
This week’s literary interlude comes from the one and only Tobias Wolff.
Born in Birmingham, Alabama on 19th June 1945, this prolific writer of classic American prose is best known for his distinctive short stories and memoirs, most notably This Boy’s Life – an autobiographical tale of a gifted young man and his extraordinary existence.Continue reading →