Charlotte Anne Creamore

Signs you are living with a literature student

Living with a group of friends can be an overwhelming experience to say the least, even more so when the stresses of academic life come into play. It appears that each subject appears to attract specific types of people, each with their own quirks and stereotypes. English is no exception...
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Posted Feb. 13, 2019

The book which changed my perception of London

Perhaps one of my favourite aspects of the English Literature course here at the University of Warwick is the diversity the texts celebrate, as writers span the globe. It was in my first week at Warwick this past September that I had the privilege of being able to the see...
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Posted Feb. 5, 2019

Getting back into pleasure reading: books for the non-reader

For many of us here at Warwick who have essay deadlines, group projects and January exams hanging over your heads, it seems as though it will be impossible to stick to our New Year’s resolution of finding time to read for pleasure. It is always important to remember that reading...
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Posted Jan. 24, 2019

Depictions of winter celebrations in literature

With the festive season finally upon us, it is not simply the Christian holiday of Christmas that is so beautifully depicted in literature, but winter holidays from all faiths. It is time to reminisce over the nostalgic depictions of winter celebrations in much-loved literary works. No such list would be...
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Posted Dec. 25, 2018

The ultimate literary Christmas dinner guest list

To compile a dinner party guest list of literary characters is a considerable feat for a literature student. However, it is made all the more challenging when it involves having to incorporate these characters into arguably the best holiday of the year. Therefore, it is important to carefully choose a...
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Posted Dec. 16, 2018

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