Category Archives: Review

Film Review: Gravity

I’ve been seriously slacking on the blogging front lately, sorry!  I haven’t had all that much to write about, I’m afraid. I recently saw the film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. I’d never heard of it until I … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Fumo, Birmingham

Having had Fumo recommended to me a while ago, I suggested it as a venue for dinner with some work colleagues last night. Fumo, at 1 Waterloo Street in the heart of the city centre, is an Italian with a … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Our Man In Havana’, by Graham Greene

I haven’t done a book review in months – I’ve read plenty of books, just got out of the habit of reviewing them! Having never read a Graham Greene novel before I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Les Miserables

It’s been ages since I wrote a film review! Last Sunday my family and I went to see the new film version of the legendary stage musical, Les Miserables. The plot is somewhat difficult to explain as it jumps forward … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

I hope you all had a good Christmas! It’s been ages since I posted a film review and this seems as good a candidate as any. The film is set 60 years before The Lord of the Rings begins. Frodo’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleven, by Mark Watson

I was recently gifted a big box of books by a family friend having a clear out. This was the first book I picked out to read. I’ve always liked Mark Watson when I’ve seen him on TV (he’s a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunger Games

I’d never heard of The Hunger Games series of books until I started hearing hype about the film version of the first book. They’re teenage fiction so I suppose they’d passed me by. When I did hear about them, what … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Remains Of The Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

We’ve had this book on the shelves for years and I finally got around to reading it a few weeks ago. I knew very little about it, just that Merchant Ivory had made film of it and it had something … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

I recently decided it was high time I re-read this classic, which is one of my favourites. The story is set in a small town in 1930s Alabama and follows the Finch family through the eyes of you ‘Scout’ Finch. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Artist

A black-and-white, almost entirely silent film about black-and-white silent films was always going to be a hard sell in 2012. It’s a credit to the quality of The Artist that it is actually doing quite well in cinemas and exceedingly … Continue reading

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