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Book Review: Some Assembly Required

Transgender issues are at the forefront of much debate at the moment, with the recent ban on trans people serving in the American military and the question of how access can best be provided to bathroom facilities for trans and non-gender-conforming people with the so-called ‘bathroom bills’ finding significant pushback from voters in America. Meanwhile,… Continue reading Book Review: Some Assembly Required

Books · Events · Norwich · Writing

Noirwich Festival 2017

The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is taking place this weekend! On Saturday, Anthony Horowitz will take the stage at Norwich Arts Centre to talk about his latest book The Word is Murder, in which Horowitz himself teams up with a down-on-his-luck Detective to try and figure out who killed a wealthy woman with a saddening… Continue reading Noirwich Festival 2017


On location: films made in Norfolk

Do you experience deja-vu in the Norfolk countryside- that eerie feeling like you’ve been here before? Cities, fields and landmarks around Norfolk are often used as film and TV locations by directors- it’s much easier to turn the Sainsbury’s Centre into Tony Stark’s new office with a little CGI than build a whole new set… Continue reading On location: films made in Norfolk

DVD Reviews · Film · Uncategorized

DVD Review: Clueless (1995)

Looking for a great summer flick to get you in the back-to-college mood? Try Clueless, a rom com with a literary heritage, a good heart and some excellent visuals! Originally released in 1995, Clueless was inspired by Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma (which is 200 years old this year as well!). Clueless was one of the… Continue reading DVD Review: Clueless (1995)

Book Reviews · Books · Reading Challenges · Six Book Challenge

Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix

My sixth and final book in the Reading Ahead Challenge is an old favourite, Sabriel by Garth Nix. Across this challenge I read loads of things I’d never tried before, and finally managed to get through a book I’d been planning to read for years. But Sabriel holds a special place in my heart –… Continue reading Book Review: Sabriel by Garth Nix

Journals · Reading Challenges · Resources · Six Book Challenge · The Information Store

National Geographic

As part of my Reading Ahead Challenge this year, I decided to try and read far-ranging stories about fantastical worlds or just places I’d never been – but for my fifth read I also decided to take advantage of the fact that we have some amazing journals in the Information Store and at Norfolk House.… Continue reading National Geographic