Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

  In A Nutshell: The story is split between two eras – the early 1960s and modern-day. Lexie is our 60s heroine – a girl who ran away from her dull, provincial home to London with the dashing Innes; and Elina is our … Continue reading

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Midnight Toker?

I have a bit of a rep at work. They think of me as a good-time girl who rolls in on Monday morning hungover from a crazy weekend of debauchery; the girl who will go to a gig, lose her ‘phone … Continue reading

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An Education

  In A Nutshell: Jenny (Carey Mulligan) is a clever girl destined for Oxford but who has her head turned to the glitzy London life lived by older man, David (Peter Sarsgaard). Good Points: Carey Mulligan is  fab actress and it … Continue reading

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Fragments

A Hansel and Gretel-style trail of clothes leads from the stairs to the front door. I drag myself out of bed Monday morning, trying to rub away my wine-fuelled headache. The back of my legs hurt and there is that … Continue reading

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French Film

  In A Nutshell: Two couples are forced to reevaluate their relationships when Jed (Hugh Bonneville) starts to research the films of passionate French film director, Thierry Grimaldi (Eric Cantona). Good Points: It’s a sweet, Brit flick exploring the intricacies of … Continue reading

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Lights out in Wonderland – DBC Pierre

  Brief Synopsis: Gabriel has nothing to live for and wants to kill himself, but if these are the last days of his life, they better be good ones. Join Gabriel on his journey of debauchery, depravity and hedonism through London, Tokyo and … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Good Neighbours

We have been living next door to Mr and Mrs Sourpuss for 2 and a half years. To start off with, we got on quite well; we said hello to each other and rolled each other’s wheelie bins back into their correct … Continue reading

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