Book Review: The Summer House By The Sea

Plot: Nestled on the Spanish coast, bustling café Estrella features in every one of Ava Brown’s happiest memories. It’s where she tasted her first delectably-chocolatey churros, fell head-over-heels for her first crush – where she has been her happiest. So the chance to spend one last summer in her grandmother’s house, is one Ava can’t […]

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Book Review: The Little Cafe in Copenhagen

Plot: Welcome to the little cafe in Copenhagen where the smell of cinnamon fills the air and the hot chocolate is as smooth as silk. Publicist Kate Sinclair’s life in London is everything she thought she wanted: success, glamour and a charming boyfriend. Until that boyfriend goes behind her back and snatches a much sought-after […]

Book Review: Tender Is The Night

Plot: Tender Is The Night tells the story of a young psychiatrist Dick Diver who falls in love with his patient Nicole and marries her.  In fact, when the book opens they are already married, and the history of how they meet and fall in love is told in flashback.  They spend their summers in […]

Book Review: The Notebook

Plot: A man with a faded, well-worn notebook open in his lap. A woman experiencing a morning ritual she doesn’t understand. Until he begins to read to her. An achingly tender story about the enduring power of love. Review: I went into reading this novel thinking it is a cliche. Very dramatic and too romance […]

Best Gelato in Paris?

This place is known to be the best in Paris. However to gain such a famous title you should at least take into consideration the working environment and leadership that has come with it. When it comes to running a successful business we are told that for a business to meet its aims and objectives […]

BookClub Reads: A Room with a View

Plot: “But you do,” he went on, not waiting for contradiction. “You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you, and no other word expresses it …” Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her, until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered […]

Book Review: The Comfort of Strangers

Plot: As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession. Review:  I’ve heard many […]

Book Review: The Lemon Tree Cafe

Plot: When Rosie Featherstone finds herself unexpectedly jobless, the offer to help her beloved Italian grandmother out at the Lemon Tree Cafe – a little slice of Italy nestled in the rolling hills of Derbyshire – feels like the perfect way to keep busy. Surrounded by the rich scent of espresso, delicious biscotti and juicy […]

Book Review: The Bell Jar

Plot: Sylvia Plath’s shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity.  Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that her […]

Trip to the Louvre Museum!

During my trip to France, I knew that I needed to visit the Louvre whilst in Paris, simply because it is the greatest repository of cultural artifacts and treasures in the world.  From the very beginning of my trip, I had my heart set on viewing its extensive collection of artifacts including getting a glimpse […]

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