Frankenstein at The Marlowe Theatre

Frankenstein was never really about a scary monster. Rona Munro’s revised version of the seminal gothic horror novel places 18-year-old writer Mary Shelley (played by Eilidh Loan) as the key protagonist, wrestling with what it takes to create the perfect ghost story. On tour, it stopped off at Canterbury’s The Marlowe Theatre for four nights.Continue reading “Frankenstein at The Marlowe Theatre”

Nightingale Point – Luan Goldie

Nightingale Point follows the tales of five characters living in a tower block in London, with each chapter told from an alternate point of view. Mary has a secret life that no one knows about, not even Malachi and Tristan, the brothers she vowed to look after. Following the death of his mother, Malachi hadContinue reading “Nightingale Point – Luan Goldie”

Anna Hope – Expectation

What does it take to live a meaningful life? That’s the subject of Anna Hope’s new novel, Expectation. Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vivacious and close to each other as only young people are. Living in East London,  they spend their days exploring romance, art, activism and merriment, and are convinced that the worldContinue reading “Anna Hope – Expectation”

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey is a doctor who works nights and needs cash. The London property market is a mess. Leon’s bed is unoccupied at night, and Tiffy only needs it at night. So the perfect solution seems to be for them to share the bed, but never atContinue reading “The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary”

The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts

I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to reading chick lit, squirming even as I say the phrase. But Sophia Money-Coutts’ debut novel The Plus One was getting great reviews from all over, so I thought I’d see what the fuss is about. The tale follows Polly, a 32 year old journalist workingContinue reading “The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts”