Book Review: Charles Chaplin – My Autobiography

  Born on 16 April 1889 in south London, Charles Chaplin, from a start of humble beginnings, was later to become an extremely famous and determined actor with an extraordinary talent. I decided to read Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography after watching the 1992 film Chaplin, starring Robert Downey Jr in the … Continue reading

Book Review: NYPD RED – James Patterson

My sister Debbie recommended this book to me and now I am emphatically recommending it to everyone else. This is a fantastically, gripping thriller and it had me hooked with excitement from the start. If you like crime thrillers, then this is definitely for you. NYPD Red are an elite … Continue reading

Book Review: The Wish List – Jane Costello

Writing a “bucket list”, are these something most of us do or just a select few? Is it a good idea to write a list of “things to achieve” or are we setting ourselves up for disappointment? This novel by the best-selling author Jane Costello, centres on Emma Reiss and … Continue reading

Book Review: Eloise – Judy Finnigan

This impressive debut novel by broadcaster and journalist Judy Finnigan, is set in glorious Cornwall and is hauntingly dramatic. The opening sentence “Yesterday I almost saw her”, was reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel “Rebecca”, in which du Maurier began her novel with “Last night I dreamt I went … Continue reading

Book Review: Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

After rising quite high in the book chart, I thought great, another fantastic book for me to read and a thriller as well, one of my favourite genres. However personally speaking I did find this book, for the majority of the time, painfully slow and boring. I was half way … Continue reading

Film Review: One For The Money

So Katherine Heigl has done it again! She has managed to star in yet another bad movie, when will she learn? Her latest attempt at entertaining an audience, One For The Money, based on the Janet Evanoich novel of the same name is a disgrace to cinema. The novel is … Continue reading

The Age of Miracles – Karen Thompson Walker

I had heard a lot about this book, so I thought I would see what all the fuss was about. This book definitely didn’t disappoint. It was interesting, informative and thought provoking from the start. The story is told through the eyes of an eleven year old girl called Julia, … Continue reading

Book Review: Detective Leonard Makes an Entrance

The story opens very directly and in-your-face as our first-person narrator Simone Seabolt introduces herself to the reader by telling us; “In the scheme of this story at least, I’m not very important.” From then on, Detective Leonard makes his entrance into the text before he is physically made present. … Continue reading

Review of “The Magdalene Sisters”

This week, Bianca Lorena reviews “The Magdalane Sisters” Directed By Peter Mullan, Released in 2002, 119 minutes Running Time Cast- Eileen Walsh as Crispina, Dorothy Duffy as Rose/Patricia, Nora Jane-Noone as Bernadette, Anne-Marie Duff as Margaret, and Geraldine McEwan as Sister Bridget. The Magdalene Sisters is a powerful and emotional yet poignant … Continue reading

The Artist – Silence is Golden

Silent cinema has made a big noise at this year’s awards ceremonies with The Artist winning a whole clutch of awards and receiving numerous nominations. Already gaining 7 awards at the 2012 BAFTAs, including the coveted Best Film prize, and proving that silence is definitely golden as the movie’s leading actor … Continue reading

Film Review: Contagion

Recently, a film entered the main stream cinemas, which attracted large crowds of people as it covers a topic that really hits the spirit of the time. Contagion is a film about a world-wide outbreak of a disease. Being a research scientist myself, I am always very sceptical about such … Continue reading

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro – Cambridge

City Connect’s wine critic Tom Lewis – the Cambridge Wine Blogger – shares his experience of a lunchtime visit to Hotel Du Vin & Bistro in Cambridge. Central Cambridge is a beautiful place and a regular feature on the tourist circuit, but rather as a result of this, the quality of restaurants in … Continue reading

Film Review: Love and Other Drugs

London Life Coach & Relationship Expert Sloan Sheridan-Williams reviews “Love And Other Drugs”. Follow Sloan Life Coach on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s Life Coaching website Love and Other Drugs came out on DVD today and, although had mixed reviews in the cinema, is what I would call … Continue reading