Julia Webb-Harvey

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January 2016

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

It is a daunting prospect to review Pride and Prejudice: where do you begin? This is the fourth time I’ve read it, and I know I love it, but why? The story is well-known, and despite being written over two… Continue Reading →

You must drink champagne immediately…

I typed THE END last week. Then I wrote it in my scratchy pen on my scene tracker. Then I nearly cried. I texted my sister, my mum, Jane (of Writing Retreat fame). My sister was the first to come… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

  Maud’s been getting forgetful. She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she’s made and writes notes to remind herself of things. But Maud is determined to discover what… Continue Reading →

A book reading challenge for 2016

Read more is something I always say that I want to do every year, but that somehow feels a bit vague. I saw this on my friend Elspeth’s Facebook feed, and thought ‘yes.’ I’m beginning at the end of the… Continue Reading →

Goodbye 2015… Hello 2016

What a way to wind up 2015 with… The Caribbean. Antigua is utterly beautiful, and I fell in love with the island, its people, and those warm, warm waters. It was perfect to just escape from this relentless revolting weather,… Continue Reading →

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