If there’s one book that you need to read before the end of the year, make it this one! This book gave me a profound insight into how people from different cultures feel about living in the UK, the racism and prejudice they’ve faced, and the things they’ve learnt about their own heritage.
The new £10 note was released on September 14th, gracing Britain with the lovely visage of Jane Austen, along with that of Queen Elizabeth II of course. Jane Austen was a popular choice for being on a bank note; she’s one of Britain’s most famous authors and her books continue to be read 200 years after her death.
Happy October! I’ve been looking forward to this month for so long! The 19th of October sees Pullman’s new book, La Belle Sauvage (the first in the Book of Dust series), finally being released. And man, am I excited. And on the 20th of October, Pullman is giving a talk at the London Southbank Literary Festival about his new series, and guess who got tickets? Yes, me!
So, with all that going on this month, let’s talk about Philip Pullman. Or more specifically: let’s talk Dust!
Reading Orwell always makes me happy. I know that his novels are full of depressing themes, and there’s never a ‘feel good’ ending, but I am just filled with nerdy book joy when I read his work. Burmese Days wasn’t any different.