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Classic literature – classic rooms

When re-imaging a room and thinking of a complete re-design there are many influences that you can seek inspiration from. Default ideas for children’s rooms are obviously characters from film and TV such as Spiderman, Batman or TV trash like SpongeBob Squarepants. If you wish to have a more refined and classy approach why not consider literature as your foundation reference points. Read more →

Book Review: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

Struggling against a city in financial decline and still reeling from the wounds of civil unrest, the Turner siblings are faced with a dilemma. The family home their parents worked to buy has depreciated in value at a dramatic pace and their ailing mother owes the bank forty thousand dollars, though the house is now only worth four. More than a commentary on money and power, The Turner House is a tender account of the things that hold a family together. Read more →

Leonora: A Novel by Elena Poniatowska

Growing up in a stifling upper class family in rural Lancashire, Leonora was born a rebel. A source of endless frustration to industrial magnate Harold Carrington, the father she both resents and resembles, she is repeatedly expelled from a series of Catholic schools. From an early age she is a 'restless soul', living in a world of her imagination. Read more →

Litro in Edinburgh

It’s been a great few years for the UK: we’ve just hosted the Olympics successfully; saw Andy Murray win Wimbledon; our TV shows have taken over US airwaves, with shows like Idris Elba’s Luther; and we actually had a heat wave this summer after an admittedly long winter—in short, there’s a really good vibe going around the UK, and we want to keep it going with our coverage of what looks to be another fantastic Edinburgh Festival season. Read more →