Charlotte Anne Creamore

Literary characters at the Boxing Day sales

The Boxing Day sales are a time reserved for those who, no matter what time of the year, are obsessed with finding a good deal: ‘the shopaholics’. Or maybe those who wish to get started on their Christmas shopping for the following year before the first of the fireworks blast...
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Posted Dec. 9, 2018

Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

With Black History Month having drawn to a close, it seems crucial to acknowledge one of the most widely publicised and highly acclaimed novels of recent years: Angie Thomas’ 2017 debut, The Hate U Give. The novel addresses the widespread issue of police brutality and institutionalized racism in America when...
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Posted Nov. 9, 2018

Initial experiences of keeping up with course reading

Something important I have learnt during my first four weeks at university is that, as literature students, we lie. We pretend we have done ‘literally, no reading at all this week!’ and then proceed to offer our seminar tutor a well-researched analysis of the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles. We...
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Posted Oct. 27, 2018

Review: ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, has received incredible critical acclaim over the past few months, thus I felt obliged to make an (albeit amateur) judgement of the author’s first work of fiction. The novel focuses around introvert and social pariah, Eleanor, whose days centre around the monotony...
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Posted Oct. 10, 2018