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Centurion dir. by

Writ & Dir: Neil Marshall

I love and adore Dog Soldiers. And The Decent was pretty damn good too Of course Doomsday was utterly preposterous but you win some, you lose some. And I was still prepared to take a chance on Neil Marshall, especially when the story is about Roman soldiers on the run in the second century. I mean it had to be better than King Arthur, right?

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Goddess by

I came across a mention of Julie d’Aubugny when Oisin McGann retweeted a Quite Interesting fact about her Has anyone written...

Black 47 dir. by

In 1847 Martin Feeney returns home to Ireland to find his mother and brother dead, his nieces and nephew about to...

Circe by

I have only read parts of The Odyssey; while I know the general story and many of the episodes I would...

Alias Grace by

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, an infamous murderer in Canada in the 1840’s, Atwood’s book uses different narrators to tell the story, as well as interspersing the story with extracts from other works. From poems, fiction, newspapers of the time, and other sources. Although this is based on the real story, Atwood has, of course, fictionalised a great deal of the novel.

The two narrators are Grace herself, who tells her story in the first person, past tense, and Simon Jordan, the doctor investigating her claims of insanity or innocence. His parts are told by a third person narrator, and are in the present tense.

This history of bees by

translated by Diane Oatley Bees are pretty cool insects. They are also pretty damn important. Insects in general are essential to...

The making of Mollie by

Mollie Carberry ; book 1 Mollie Carberry’s life seems pretty dull until she discovers her older sister Phyllis is a suffragette!...

Birdsong by

The French trilogy ; 2 Set before, during, and after World War 1 Birdsong tells the story of a young Englishman....