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Spitfire Review: Tolkien

Spitfire Review: Tolkien

Hello everyone, I know I said that my next article would be “Five historical speeches that you’re glad you haven’t heard of” and that is still going ahead. That post is currently in draft form, due to be published in a week or two. On Bank Holiday Monday I watched the film Tolkien at the …

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Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Star Wars

Spitfire Review: Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The first Star Wars film that I watched was Episode Two: Attack of the Clones. It’s generally accepted that this is one of the weakest films in the franchise but I loved it! I was blown away in the cinema by the car chase on the city planet, I cheered when the Jesus looking Jedi …

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Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Today I’m reviewing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a novel or a film I’m reviewing a party I went to… a literacy party. Every year the School Of Advanced Studies at the University Of London throw a Living Literature party in which a famous novel is brought to life. In 2016 Senate House was …

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Spitfire Review: Starstuck by S E Anderson

Spitfire Review: Starstuck by S E Anderson

Hello everyone, welcome to another Spitfire review. Today I’ll be talking about the novel  Starstruck by S.E. Anderson. As long time readers of my website will know I’m a fan of John Green, author of Turtles All The Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska. With his brother Hank (whose novel …

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Spitfire Review: Daisy in Chains

Spitfire Review: Daisy in Chains

I’ve started downloading audiobooks to listen to on my commute. I have an 8th generation iPod Nano and with apple headphones that have a play/pause button under the right earpiece. I’ve enjoyed listening to audiobooks in public, the only time I’ve struggled was on the tube and the train was too noisy, but this isn’t …

Spitfire Review: The Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Spitfire Review: The Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Hello everyone and welcome to another Spitfire Review. This time I’m reviewing The Hate List by Jennifer Brown. The Hate List was first published in 2009 and has won several notable awards and received critical acclaim. The focus of the book is on the aftermath of a school shooting in America. Val is trying to put her life back …

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Spitfire Review: The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight

Spitfire Review: The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight

Hello everyone and welcome to a new type of review, a Spitfire Review. Spitfire Reviews are short reviews on books I have recently read. They could be classics, modern bestsellers or a book I particularly enjoyed reading. The first book I’ll be reviewing is The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k by Sarah Knight. Let’s begin…