How To: Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea-Party

My friends and I hosted an Alice in Wonderland¬†themed fancy dress party last week. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favourite childhood stories, and with its bizarre plot-line, whimsical characters and the obnoxious child at it’s centre, an Alice-themed party is a recipe for a fantastic night.¬†The party was so much fun, and…

The Dark Side of Writing: Should we Swear in Literature?

‘Reading literature remains a civilising activity, no matter that it’s literature in which people do and say abominable things and the author curses like the very devil’ – Howard Jacobson. I read the above in an article from The Guardian recently, in which Jacobson was discussing Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, amongst other texts. The jist…