Lucy Martin

Fear not first time travellers

Hours spent scrolling through Instagram seeing incredible places has meant that so many of us have caught the wanderlust bug. This is made worse by travel blogs such as ‘World of Wanderlust’ that tell us stories of adventures to faraway places and capture our imagination. This wanderlust then leads us to a moment when we’re sat staring at a screen having just booked a flight to somewhere, thinking ‘what do I do now?’. Then comes the scary part, having to actually prepare for a trip.
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Posted May. 16, 2019

Literature to inspire your travel bucket list

Literature has an amazing way of creating wanderlust with its elaborate descriptions of beautiful places inspiring readers to travel to the places featured in our favourite books. Whether it makes you want to go to Scotland or Thailand, we can definitely take our inspiration from literature. David Nicholls’ One Day...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2019

Painting a love of literature permanently on our skin

Literary tattoos are a great way for book lovers to express their love of literature visibly on their skin. Pinterest and Instagram are full of beautiful odes to the novels that have touched the hearts of many. This can include quotes from books and poems, drawings to represent images on...
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Posted Jan. 15, 2019

Masculinity vs. femininity: how the ideals have changed

The representation of female and male roles and dominant gender identities throughout literature offered us insights into how relations in society existed. These presentations changed with the passage of time, as classic literature often has hegemonic masculinity involving the subordination of women. However, as time progressed, the character of the strong,...
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Posted Jan. 5, 2019

Bookish traditions around Christmas time

Christmas books have a whole range of traditions within them and often themes related to important things around this time of year, reminding readers what they love about the holidays. A popular theme amongst Christmas novels is romance, because readers typically love to enjoy wintery romances around this time of...
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Posted Dec. 2, 2018