I think it's fair to assume that audio books have been around since we discovered how to record voices, but with companies like Audible and Strathmore Publishing in the mix, audio books seem to be on the rise.Read More »
It seems like a strange concept, right? Objects like clothing, make up and shoes shouldn't have anything to do with race, and yet, if there's anything I've learnt in my English Literature degree it has to be that a shoe is never just a shoe.Read More »
The Song of Achilles has been my favourite book for the past 6 or so months now, having been gifted to me by my beloved Classics teacher on the last day of school.Read More »
You may already be familiar with the immaculately kept gem that is the Museum of English Rural Life. Located on Redlands Road a stone’s throw from London Road Campus and the Hospital, it’s tiny and beautiful, boasting an idyllic chicken-populated garden, peaceful café space, and completely non-stop milking of their slightly insane, completely viral, ‘absolute unit’ meme.Read More »
A review of three favorite Romance novels.Read More »
Howard of Warwick became Howard of Reading for an hour as he came to talk to The Spark about his writing and the publication process.Read More »
Ever wanted to turn your wanderlust into an income? Tell the world about all your experiences? Write about travel? Go beyond writing a blog? Here is an example of how you can turn your travels into a successful travel writing career.
University of Leeds graduate Richard did just that. At 22 years old he set off from his suburban town with a one way ticket to Malaysia, not sure of where he was going or when he was coming back.» >Read More »
I caught up with Lindsey Davis during the Annual Classical Associations conference at Easter 2013 which was held at the University of Reading. Lindsey is a fictional author with books set in classical Rome.
» >I must say first that I am not a classicist, I am a retired civil servant who studied English literature.