London Hotspot – 64degrees, a Foodie Destination

8 months ago, London’s Pimlico welcomed 64degrees. Already doing well in Brighton, this innovative restaurant uses the best of ingredients coupled with cooking methods which allow the food to do the talking. Bursting with beautiful flavours, the menu exhibits small fish, veg, meat and dessert dishes, which are encouraged to be shared between diners. Providing classic…

Sebastian Faulks ‘A Possible Life’ – an Unsatisfying Read

Having previously read and greatly enjoyed Birdsong and The Girl at the Lion D’Or, I was very much looking forward to reading another Sebastian Faulks, in fact, one of his most recent efforts, as A Possible Life was published in 2012. Faulks has become known and respected for his historical fiction which often finds itself in…

Book Club – ‘The Miniaturist’ by Jessie Burton

Jessie Burton’s novel The Miniaturist – published last July – has been incredibly well received, being named Waterstones’ book of 2014 and a Sunday Times number one bestseller. One of the aspects of this novel which makes it so good, particularly from the view of an aspiring author myself, is that it is her début…

The Literary Collective Diaries… A Group of Eager Creatives Forms

In December I joined a writing group called The Literary Collective. It was ‘founded’ (that sounds far more professional than we are) by a friend who is wonderfully motivated and wanted to give herself the reason to write and receive feedback. So there we were, six of us huddled in our living room, discussing writing…