In Praise of the Baileys Prize on International Women’s Day

Originally published in The Courtauldian. Firstly, happy International Women’s Day! Secondly, before you ask, International Men’s Day in on the 19th of November. Today is also the day when the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction announce their longlist, which this year comprises of sixteen titles rather than the usual twenty. This is apparently due to … Continue reading In Praise of the Baileys Prize on International Women’s Day

Les Misérables

I feel an appropriate topic for my first post is Les Mis, my favourite musical (well, one of the only musicals I like), which has just been released as a film, directed by Tom Hooper. I have been fortunate enough to see the stage production in the West End twice, for my 18th and 21st … Continue reading Les Misérables