Best Literature Smackdown: Maud Gonne’s Response to William Butler Yeats

by Regina Kenney I want to share my favourite literature smackdowns of all time. William Butler Yeats was hopelessly in love with a phenomenal woman named Maud Gonne. He pursued her relentlessly and asked to marry her many times. Many of Yeats' poems were inspired by Gonne including, "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven", … Continue reading Best Literature Smackdown: Maud Gonne’s Response to William Butler Yeats

17 Books That Make Perfect Christmas Presents For The Bookworm In Your Life

by Lee Cross Right about now the high street is doing its annual ramp up, and the bookshops are no exception. One glance at the shelves is enough to tell you that pretty much every big-ticket thriller writer has a book out, and if you take a closer look you’ll notice a few of the … Continue reading 17 Books That Make Perfect Christmas Presents For The Bookworm In Your Life

Leopold Broom Investiages: A Bookworm’s Holiday (Part One)

by Lee Cross I decided to take holiday, the reasons? “who needs reasons…when you’ve got heroin” - one of my favourite ever lines. To be clear, reading is my drug of choice, which is fortunate because (and aside from the numerous health issues) it’s a lot easier to transport literature over international borders; and I don’t … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investiages: A Bookworm’s Holiday (Part One)

Book Review: The Psychopath Test:  A Journey Through the Madness Industry

by Vanessa Knoedler Book Review: The Psychopath Test:  A Journey Through the Madness Industry (2012) ` by Jon Ronson  Looking for a spooky read with a mysterious figure riding through the wood - eyes furtively searching the shadows for malevolent figures dancing through the brush ere the sun rises? Tough stuff- this is not that … Continue reading Book Review: The Psychopath Test:  A Journey Through the Madness Industry