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5 things Shakespeare did for us

5 things Shakespeare did for us

William Shakespeare continues to be lauded and celebrated 400 years after his death. The most prolific story-teller the world has known, his plays and sonnets have stood the test of time. He told every kind of tale; comedy, tragedy, melodrama, fairy tales and love – sweet love. The resurrected Globe Theatre attracts the tourists on

Judging the JEP Writing Competition

Judging the JEP Writing Competition

I’m delighted to be one of the judges for this year’s Jersey Evening Post Writing Competition. The contest is sponsored by Rathbones Investment Management International and organised in partnership with the Jersey Festival of Words. The closing date for submissions is midnight on Thursday 31 August. Entrants must be resident in Jersey and send their entries

Do you remember these books from the 1980s?

Do you remember these books from the 1980s?

Books are like films and music in that we can often remember where we were when we read a particularly good one. If you, like me, were around in the 1980s, and an avid reader (although I had a bit more time to read in those days!) then you’re probably going to remember a few

Whose (fictional) life do you want?

Whose (fictional) life do you want?

I’ve ridden across desert plains, survived in harsh dystopian societies, risen to the top in the boardroom, flounced about at Regency balls and rid the world of many a bad guy (or woman). As have you. We dip in and out of their lives; these heroines, or heroes, who draw us into their worlds for the

5 Reasons you should Read More

5 Reasons you should Read More

It doesn’t matter how you read – the real thing with a paper book or on a Kindle or e-reader, because reading is not only fun, it’s also good for you. Why? Here’s five reasons why reading is good for your health.1. De-stressing 1. De-stressing Life can be stressful and research by the University of Sussex

5 Favourite Places to Read

5 Favourite Places to Read

I’m happy if I have a book to read, or my Kindle at hand. Living in Jersey where there’s so much beauty, it’s easy to find places to relax and switch off from the world by reading a good book. Here are my ten favourite places to read: 1. St Ouen’s Bay This is a