A review of Social Creature

In the tradition of the Victorian gothic tale, Social Creature is a novel of uncanny doubling. Duality runs throughout Dr Tara Isabella Burton’s debut novel, from the protagonist’s champagne-fuelled ‘seeing double’ to the ubiquitous smartphones which replicate hand mirrors and capture the glamour of every social outing. Social Creature begins as Louise Wilson, a girl […]

Review: Sparkling performance from Paloma Faith at Brighton Centre

[This review was first published on the Brighton and Hove Independent website on March 14, 2018. The original story can be read here: brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/news/sparkling-performance-from-paloma-faith-at-brighton-centre-1-8415818] All photographs by Andy Archer of www.andyphotos.co.uk. Paloma Faith gave a sparkling performance at the Brighton Centre on Monday – an evaluation not just based on the sheer amount of reflective material […]

Actress, suffragette, princess: the story of the forgotten Russian royal

[This is an updated version of a story produced for the Shoreham Herald.] She was a freedom fighter, celebrated actress and fashion icon, a scandalous royal and a groundbreaking theatre manager – so why is the infamous Lydia Yavorska, the Princess Bariatinsky, virtually unknown today? A dedicated suffragette, Lydia was a humanitarian activist who helped […]

Mover and shaker

For this etc magazine feature, I met a dancer exploring the millennial experience through movement [This article was featured in the March version of the West Sussex etc magazines. The original version can be read on pages 32 and 33 here: edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=cdbd86eb-0ed9-41e5-a590-031651c44a1c, and the PDF is available at the bottom of this blog post.] Dancer Ella […]