Daunt Books

21 Mar 19
Aïcha's bookshelf

  Yesterday, I went with a friend for our first bookshop crawl to visit one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world located in Marylebone: Daunt books. The pictures I had seen were already very impressive  but going in person is an experience of its own! The architecture of the place is spectacular and […]

21 Mar 19
Becky's Book Blog!

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a […]

21 Mar 19
Vogenix Self Tanner

2019-03-21 01:07:30 The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends The latest lifestyle, fashion and travel trends For Eco Warriors Lowie  This shop’s own brand does cracking organic denim and drill worker jackets — plus it’ll tell you who made them. Find floral dresses from France’s Leon & Harper and canvas backpacks by YKRA. Lowie 25 Westow […]

18 Mar 19
All Ages, All Stages

It was the leaking pipe that started dribbling & drenching a corner of the basement – again – on Thursday (& we can’t get fixed until the affordable plumber is available sometime in the coming week) that sent me over the edge & soaring into flights of ideas. It’s when my book – Miz Deevious, […]

17 Mar 19
Chicks,Rogues and Scandals

Hello my lovelies, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my wonderful Irish friends and follower’s I hope you all have a brilliant day! I thought that I would share a little Irish love with you all, I will be chatting all about the history and traditions of St. Patrick’s Day plus sharing a few of my […]

16 Mar 19
find me in the forest

Last week played host to World Book Day 2019: the annual celebration of all things literary, from kid’s books to YA to classics, in every language, about everything. What could be a better time to start a series of blog posts about being a book lover in London? Because, seriously, London is a city made […]

15 Mar 19
Curlew River

Content warning: smugness, limited-availability swag. Well, I’m not supposed to be acquiring new books till the end of March, “but for you I would make an exception.”  E and I went to see Francis Spufford interview Andrew Miller at Daunt Books last night. During the Q&A, E stuck her hand up and asked Spufford if he […]

15 Mar 19

If you want to truly be amazed by the wonders of the universe, the quickest way to do so is to learn about the science behind it. And pardon the split infinitive in that paragraph, but it’s really not wrong in English, since it became a “rule” only after a very pedantic 19th century grammarian, […]

15 Mar 19
The Little Nook

Last summer I was determined to spend a whole day in London bookshop hopping. That’s a big ordeal for someone like me who doesn’t read maps properly. So I charged up my phone and with GPS I was set to go. Before I left my hotel, I received a pre-walk strategy talk with the concierge […]

12 Mar 19
Advanced Multimedia Storytelling

When I received the assignment of creating an individual multimedia story, I found myself daunted by several thoughts. How could I create a captivating story? How could I express all of my ideas without it being confusing to the reader? What does a story with multimedia elements look like? These questions continued to daunt and […]

11 Mar 19
Winter Words - BCSC 202b

By Becca Willson When e-readers and online book databases first became popular, many predicted that the printed book industry was done for. Compared to the ease of acquisition as well as the variety that brands like Kobo and Amazon Kindle were able to offer their consumers in the palms of their hands, buying or borrowing […]

11 Mar 19
the [blank] garden

Dear Natalia, In Family Lexicon, tr. Jenny McPhee (2017. Original: Lessico famigliare, 1963), we have the impression of having been accepted as guests at your family’s dinner table: as we walk in, we know that the conversation has been underway for a while. The characters keep interrupting each other, and cannot avoid telling the same stories over and […]

11 Mar 19

“The reformers of the world are its men of mighty purpose. They are men with the courage of individual conviction, men who dare run counter to the criticism of inferiors, men who voluntarily bear crosses for what they accept as right, even without the guarantee of a crown. They are men who gladly go down […]

09 Mar 19
Café Philos: an internet café

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Paul offers his views about the crucial and key role the pursuit of honesty plays in living a passionate, flourishing, and fulfilling life. ◊◊◊◊ THE CRITICS HEART’S MELT! “Down at the Hartsel Cafe and Salon last Tuesday morning Stella Bailey and Libby Sommer got into it over coffee in a dispute that turned […]

08 Mar 19
isabel hutchinson : still i rise

  March 8th: International Women’s Day “To all the little girls who are watching [or reading this], never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” –Hilary Clinton in her 2016 concession speech Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate […]