Review: The Cincinnati Tin Trunk – Richard Hopkins

Those who have been around for the long haul might remember that in my 2016 Favourites I mentioned the first book written and published by my friend Richard Hopkins - Interleaving. It's now my pleasure to let you know that the second book in what is going to be a trilogy is out now! "Readers are…

History in Context: From hating history to, well what exactly?

I despised history lessons when I was at school. For the most part, it was limited to British history and I was more interested in the rest of the world. For the other part, I took the attitude 'why are we focussing on the past?' or, as the SSX Tricky character would yell, 'the past…

An attempt at not forgetting 17 years of French

It has been three months since I finished my degree! What! While I've always been good at keeping up with the literature side of my degree, the French side can be a little harder to slot into everyday life (without moving to France that is, believe me - I'm trying). I was reading at least…