Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

When I travel one of the things on my must do list is exploring the local, independent bookshops. I do some research, go visit and buy some books. Also, I keep being loud about supporting local businesses. So when I was in Nottingham, I visited two bookshops; Five Leaves and Bookwise Secondhand Shop Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and books for young adults. The bookshop opened in 2013 with a strong emphasis on independent publishing. – For more details go … Continue reading Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Of course being male is the unmarked gender category. Men very often think: I don’t need to think about gender, because I have the right gender. I think it’s the strength in my capacity to read, interpret translate Homer. I’m … Continue reading Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Good Omens Filming Location

The Enterprise Pub is located on Red Lion Street, close to Holborn Tube Station and this was used as a filming location for Good Omens. It’s a Victorian style pub which still has many of its original features. Me and my friend went to visit recently and had a really great time. We even had some pints of beers while we were waiting for Crowley to show up… We talked to the staff and asked them about the filming. They were very kind and chatted with us for a while and we learnt that the filming happened actually 2 years … Continue reading Good Omens Filming Location

Look at this cast!!!!!!

The film is the eighth cinema adaptation of the tale, which is set in 1860s New England in the aftermath of the American Civil War and explores the lives of the March sisters. Gerwig reunites with her Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan (who plays Jo), Timothée Chalamet (Laurie) and Tracy Letts (who plays a publisher). Joining them are Meryl Streep as Aunt March, Laura Dern as Marmee and Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen as Meg, Amy and Beth.FacebookTwitterPinterest Sarah Polley was originally set to direct in 2016, but Gerwig was brought in as a replacement, and has redrafted Polley’s script. Watson replaces … Continue reading Look at this cast!!!!!!

News from Nowhere

One o the best bookshop I’ve ever visited. News from Nowhere is a not-for-profit radical bookshop run collectively by a women worker’s cooperative. We’re passionate about the value of books to change the world and further people’s knowledge. Mandy Vere, who has worked at the radical bookshop all of her working life. Shelves and shelves of books are separated into categories including ‘Disability’, ‘Surviving Abuse’, ‘Ireland History and Politics’, ‘Feminism’ and ‘LGBT+’. (X) “But we know what we’re about, We’re about social justice, we’re about peace, we’re about internationalism, countering the power imbalance in society that means one per cent … Continue reading News from Nowhere