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Hamnet

Hello hello, Another month down, another book review to post! “I am dead: Thou livest; … draw thy breath in pain, To tell my story.” Hamlet, Act V, Scene ii This time we are travelling back in time to 1596 – a time when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, a series of treaties …

Pandora

Hi everyone, “But he that once embarks, too surely finds A sullen Sky, black Storms, and angry Winds. Cares, Fears and Anguish, hov’ring on the Coast, And Wrecks of Wretches by their Folly lost.” Samuel Garth I have just gotten back from the most fabulous trip to Athens with my boyfriend and whilst I was …

Heroes

Hello everyone! I’m back this time and a little sooner than I was last time! Speaking of last time, remember Mythos? Well this is all about Greek Heroes specifically and how they got to their legendary status. “The days of the gods were numbered too.” Stephen Fry brings us stories of the heroics of some …

Troy

Onto our second book of my Greek pickings and here we travel to Troy and the tale of Helen of Troy and the wooden horse… “If this story, the story of Troy, has a meaning or a moral it is the old, simple lesson that actions have consequences. What Tantalus did, exacerbated by what Pelops …