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Six of the Best: American Greats

  With the recent results of the American Election, and the consequential fall-out the world over, it’s fair to say that the US of A has lost its favour many. A country I’ve had a long distance literary love affair with since I was a young girl, while Trump’s presidency may not be the county’s finest hour, […]

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Review: American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

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My lovely friend Ben recommended I read American Psycho while he was visiting Sydney from Chicago last summer; I bought a copy soon after he left in January but it wasn’t until the approach to Hallowe’en that I decided to read it. Little did I know how apt my timing would be; and that I would […]

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Six of the Best: Haunting Tales

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Growing up, there were few things I loved more than a good ghost story. From sleepovers with friends in which we’d share scary stories, to reading my way through as many R.L Stine’s and Point Horror’s as I could stomach, littlewould trump a dark and stormy night curled up under the covers with a horror story. […]

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Six of the Best: Non-Fiction Reads

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  On the whole, novels tend to be my thang. I am often aghast with my dad, who almost point-blank refuses to read fiction, instead opting for books that add to his seemingly endless fountain of knowledge. But as I get older, and my reading tastes broaden and grow, I have begun to venture further into […]

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Review: Falling – Jane Green

Much like Rosamund Pilcher, Jane Green is one of my go-to authors when I’m in need of a hug of a book; the kind that wraps you in a metaphorical blanket and leaves you thinking all is right with the world once more. And while much of Rosamund Pilcher’s back catalogue is set against rugged […]

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Review: Dear Mr M – Herman Koch

  I’ve been a big fan of Dutch writer Herman Koch’s ever since I first read his novel The Diner a few years ago. Compelling, dark and witty, I was instantly hooked, and later went on to read Summer House with Swimming Pool, another great offering from Koch. And so it was, that when the […]

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Yoga Teacher Training: A Year On

  I still remember with absolute clarity my first day of yoga teacher training. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I first stepped foot in Power Living and what was to become one of the most magical and transformational journeys of my life was at its very birth. I had been in […]

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An Urban Retreat in Bondi

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It was while I was at Wanderlust 108 earlier this year that I first came across Bondi Yoga House. The first of its kind in Sydney, Bondi Yoga House is an urban guest house and retreat nestled down a quiet street in Bondi, a safe yet short distance from the buzz of the beach. Offering year-round retreats, […]

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A Girl Down Under: In Which I Reflect On The Last Twelve Months

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I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for a while now. As soon as I was offered a sponsored job with just weeks left of my working holiday visa – and consequently knew I was in Australia to stay – I’ve been dying to put pen to paper to wax lyrical about my first […]

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Review: The Toy Maker – Liam Pieper

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  Despite having finished the BBC Top 100 a matter of months ago – a challenge I set myself with the sole purpose to expand my reading repertoire – I have since reverted to my reading ways of old; indulging in long-forgotten favourites I haven’t have the time to read until recently, re-reading best-loved books from days gone […]

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