‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

Decadence, lust and decay in 1920s New York.

Considered ‘The Great American Novel’, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald transports you to a world where the people are wealthy, the parties are extravagant and the night is always young. Written in 1925 and set in the glorious Jazz age, this novel holds a weighty place in literature and is widely considered one of the best works of American fiction. Continue reading

Top 10 Books to Read During Revision

The time of year that brings a feeling of dread to all of those doing exams has arrived. It can often seem as though there’s no break from endless hours of revision, but whilst you may feel as though you should spend every waking minute revising, it really does make a difference to your ability to concentrate if you have short breaks during the day – it’s recommended that you take 5 or 10 minutes for every hour that you revise. Following a hard day of work, it’s good to get away from your desk, get comfortable and unwind. We like to take our breaks, and our end-of-day relaxation with a cup of tea and a good book. Reading helps you to temporarily escape from your current reality of revision-induced insanity, and enter into another filled with other lives and other worlds. Continue reading