Although life in Cambridge is wonderful, and I am equally in love with my friends and my work, sometimes I have to leave the bubble. So after hearing about a secret cocktail bar in Soho with a children's literature inspired menu, my partner and I figured we might as well go for a cheeky day … Continue reading A Day Trip to Soho
I paid £6.40 for a tea and a slice of cake at the "birthplace of Harry Potter" - was it worth it??
Wait, is that Hogwarts? Why yes, yes it is. Welcome to Februari on the blog, where we'll be going through one of the best fantasy quartets ever: Diana Wynne Jones's Chrestomanci series. Diana Wynne Jones was a brilliantly funny, creative and engaging children's fiction writer, and she is definitely not famous enough. This was one talented lady, and … Continue reading Charmed Life – Chrestomanci #1
In J. K. Rowling's little book The Tales of Beedle the Bard we are presented with a collection of 5 fairytales set in the Harry Potter universe, each with comments made by Professor Dumbledore. These comments spell out the moral lessons of the tale and provide some "historical" information (all within the HP world). As there are … Continue reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard