Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

How would you piece together a murder? Do you trust other people’s memories? Do you trust your own? Should you? Princeton, 1987: renowned psychologist Professor Joseph Weider is brutally murdered. New York, twenty-five years later: literary agent Peter Katz receives a manuscript. Or is it a confession? Today: unearth the secrets of The Book of… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Book of Mirrors’ by E.O Chirovici

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Books, Reviews, Uncategorized

Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Alice has a perfect life – a cool job, great kids, a wonderful husband. Until he goes missing one night; the phone rings and then goes dead; things don’t quite add up. Alice needs to know what’s going on. But when she uncovers the truth she faces a brutal choice. And how can she be… Continue reading Book review: ‘What Alice Knew’ by T.A Cotterell

Film, Reviews

We need to let movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ fly

Its been a long time since I watched a movie that broke my heart. Bollywood movies in particular often fail to make me emotional because of their formulaic story lines, stock characters and their inability to depict a world that one can truly relate to. Hindi cinema rarely moves away from the norm: romantic or flawed heroes saving the… Continue reading We need to let movies like ‘Udta Punjab’ fly

Books, Reviews

Book review: ‘The Swimming Pool’ by Louise Candlish

'I can't take my eyes off the water. Can you?' It's summer when Elm Hill lido opens, having stood empty for years. For Natalie Steele - wife, mother, teacher - it offers freedom from the tightly controlled routines of work and family. Especially when it leads her to Lara Channing, a charismatic former actress with… Continue reading Book review: ‘The Swimming Pool’ by Louise Candlish

Reviews, TV

Putting Sri Lanka on the map: Asian Provocateur

He's the straight-faced comedian who has quickly amassed a large number of fans, becoming one of the most popular faces on TV and in the comedy circuit. For the last few weeks, Romesh Ranganathan has been entertaining us in his new BBC Three documentary Asian Provocateur, which has seen him exploring his Sri Lankan heritage and reconnecting with his… Continue reading Putting Sri Lanka on the map: Asian Provocateur

Reviews

Stage review: hang at the Royal Court Theatre

hang offers little relief, tying a noose around the neck of a questionable justice system and tugging ever so slightly at its glaringly obvious limitations. ★★★★★ How do we mete out justice in society today? And what does 'justice' even mean for the shattered, traumatised victim of a crime? debbie tucker green returns to the… Continue reading Stage review: hang at the Royal Court Theatre

Education, Life, Reviews

A glimpse into Britain’s changing consumer market: The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising – Notting Hill, London

Housing around 12,000 items relating to Britain's ever-changing consumer market, Notting Hill's Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a glorious tunnel into design, commercial art and consumer history, revealing the way British people have experienced life and sustained themselves since the Victorian era. Located just around the corner from Portobello Road, the museum is… Continue reading A glimpse into Britain’s changing consumer market: The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising – Notting Hill, London