Bill | Film Review

Last night (at the time of writing) I watched a BBC film – Bill. I’ll admit it was a bit of an impulse watch and I am also a few years late to the party. I got home and Charlotte from Bookmarks and Blogging encouraged me to sit down and watch it. So, I put it on and didn’t move for a couple of hours and here is my attempt to write a coherent review for it, and don’t worry there are no spoilers.

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Synopsis (taken from the Bill website)

BILL tells the story of what really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’ – how hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dream. It’s a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth!

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Jackaby by William Ritter | Book Review

Before I read this book, I hadn’t heard very much of it at all but I was looking for a historical fiction book to read as that’s just what I’m in the mood for at the moment and decided to order this. I got through this book in a couple of days and here are my thoughts. 

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Genres I Want to Read More From

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One of my goals this year was to expand on my reading, and to generally move away from YA. If you saw my post revisiting my 2018 goals, you’ll have seen that I haven’t been doing particularly well with moving away from YA. However, that post got me thinking about some genres that I feel as though I should be reading more from and here is that little list.

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Great Musicals for a First West End Visit

As I have stated many times, I really enjoy musical theatre and I do try to down to London every once in a while to see a show on the West End. I saw my first show in London in 2014 and since then I’ve seen a fair few both on and off the West End. I do however understand that for some people seeing the big/popular shows (Les Miserable, Wicked and The Book of Mormon) is difficult because tickets do sell out and they can be very expensive. So I’ve got three shows to tell you about which can be easier to get tickets for, and at a really good price. I’m only going to discuss shows I’ve seen in the past because then I have a better idea what they are like all-round.

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