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Netflix’s Rebecca: A Review

Rating: 4/5 I watched Rebecca as soon as it came out on Netflix, partly because they recommend it to me and partly because it’s right up my alley and I remember loving the book when I was studying it for English Literature GCSEs. I remember it being taught as a supernatural gothic text. And it… Continue reading Netflix’s Rebecca: A Review

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Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

Sci-fi and dystopian and fantasy fiction has always been the medium for rebellion. We’ve seen it with The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's tale. This genre often manages to tackle human rights issues better than social commentary, or literary Fiction, who usually discuss it rather than tackles. The symbolism that sci-fi, dystopian and fantasy fiction… Continue reading Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

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The Toy Makers: A Review

Rating: 4/5 Spoiler-free Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Cathy Wray shows up in London the November before Christmas to answer a job advert she discovered in the paper for the famed Toy Emporium at Iron Dukes Mews in London 1906. When she arrives, she finds herself busy with making every Christmas toy special for the little ones that… Continue reading The Toy Makers: A Review