The Song of Achilles Review

Student | Charlie Mills Madeline Miller’s novel The Song of Achilles was in fact her first, but the vividness and emotion in her writing suggests writing skill far beyond that of any ordinary debut. From the very first page I was hooked, and immediately read the first seventeen chapters over the course of a two-hour train journey. I could barely put the thing down, so … Continue reading The Song of Achilles Review

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‘The Hate U Give’, by Angie Thomas: How one book is changing the publishing industry

Arts Editor | Mimi Markham Every so often, a new publication shakes the waters of the usually quiet internet book community. In February 2017, Angie Thomas’ ‘The Hate U Give’ did just this and its ripples have resonated across the publishing industry, inspiring a recent film adaption. The story follows Starr Caster’s journey towards activism after she witnesses the police shooting of her childhood friend, … Continue reading ‘The Hate U Give’, by Angie Thomas: How one book is changing the publishing industry

London Literature Festival

Student Writer | Tasmin Fatodu For the twelfth year running, the London Literature Festival returned this autumn to the London Southbank Centre with more riveting and diverse Hollywood speakers, poets, authors and artists. The festival was full of lively discussions and talks, with live readings and workshops for all literature interests. Over twenty days, events ranged from a whole weekend of Young Adult fiction to … Continue reading London Literature Festival

The Appeal of Short and Sweet Poetry

Dep. Sports Editor | Jack Wright One of the greatest consistencies within literature is variety. Naturally, this extends to poetry. Genres and themes fade in and out of fashion as cultures evolve and public interest shifts. Homer’s epic poetry, passed on through oral tradition, differs in tone and content from Emily Dickinson’s quatrains. While spotting the differences between one “big” literary name and another, the … Continue reading The Appeal of Short and Sweet Poetry

The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance

Editor | Cassandra Lau Royal Holloway’s Musical Theatre Society brings a spooktacular performance of The Addams Family to the Student Union’s main stage. Director Harriet Williams has steered the society towards a different direction this year, bringing “some comedy to the society”. Besides loving a good laugh, Williams explains, “I wanted something different: something fun and funny.” Admitting that “comedy’s quite hard”, she says she has been … Continue reading The Addams Family: A Spooktacular Performance

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My Life in My Art: Knausgaard and Misty

Deputy Sports Editor | Jack Wright   Every writer will, at some point in their lives, have heard this classic piece of advice: ‘write what you know’. I cannot say whether this is good advice. If that is a question that you would like answers to, I would recommend reading some of the insightful opinions shared by published authors. I’m also going to be careful … Continue reading My Life in My Art: Knausgaard and Misty

A Night At The Theatre: A Display of Royal Holloway’s Most Talented

Editor | Cassandra Lau Last night, at Royal Holloway’s SU Main Hall was a display of the university’s most talented and creative individuals. Many societies showcased excerpts of their work and accomplishments, and the money raised these three nights will be going towards the Forest Estate Community Hub in Englefield Green. Photography Displayed around the hall were some of the Photography Society’s finest works. Abel Fenwick’s … Continue reading A Night At The Theatre: A Display of Royal Holloway’s Most Talented

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The Alternative Reading List

Literary Review Editor | Rachel Farguson As August draws to a close and September looms in the not-so-distant future, many of us will be feeling like we’re running out of time to read for pleasure. When you’ve been asked to read four novels a week and prepare three questions to ask your seminar group on each one, this feeling is ultimately unsurprising. However, this needn’t … Continue reading The Alternative Reading List