Julia Webb-Harvey

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The gift of feedback

I’ve had the privilege of reviewing two works this week, one a manuscript and the other an academic assignment. Both very different, but both very important to the individuals. I enjoyed reading both, but felt a bit out of practice… Continue Reading →

Is it heresy to give up on a book?

It’s a closed question, so it’s got to be either a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’, but can is there a ‘maybe’? In the last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling with this dilemma.  Following the successful MOOC. Plagues, Witches and… Continue Reading →

Joy

This week’s blog is a kind of rage, a frustration against myself.  It’s because we’re finally about to agree an offer on our house.  The one that we’ve been trying to sell for nearly 10 months. And yet, I don’t… Continue Reading →

My January DRYATHLON for Cancer Research

In fact, at the time of publishing, I’m about seven hours away from Glory.  A month of self-imposed prohibition, in aid of Cancer Research.  After a period of sustained indulgence over the festive period, I was feeling all a bit,… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Levelling Sea, by Philip Marsden

  The Levelling Sea tells the history of Falmouth, through its rise in importance as a haven for ships in the Great Age of Sail, fading from glory as steam took its place in the evolution of international travel.  The… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

  Caleb’s Crossing tells the story of a young man, Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, from Martha’s Vineyard who, in 1665, was the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. It is narrated through the eyes of Bethia Mayfield, the daughter of… Continue Reading →

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