When she's not drowning in the workload from her French and Russian degree, Sophie enjoys reading, yoga, ballet and writing. You can usually find her staying up all night in the throes of an existential crisis or in your nearest bookshop.
“Of course, continuing to feel close to a departed loved one is a natural human reaction to the brutal and often unfathomable idea of them being gone forever. However, other than for the devoted Mrs Danvers, Rebecca was not loved…”
Sophie Benbelaid gives her thoughts on Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier’s Gothic mystery novel.
Sophie Benbelaid discusses her love for Pride and Prejudice’s Mr Collins in the latest instalment of her column, Must Read Voraciously To Improve Style.
Sophie Benbelaid whisks us away to western Slovakia, to the small village where her grandma lives, to give us a nostalgic look into what summer there is like.
Inspired by Joanne Harris’s novel, Sophie Benbelaid discusses chocolat in the second instalment of her column, Must Read Voraciously to Improve Style.
Sophie Benbelaid, Oliver Buckingham and Laura Norris introduce their columns.
In the first instalment of her column, Must Read Voraciously To Improve Style, Sophie Benbelaid looks at parallels between Elio and Oliver in Call Me By Your Name and Proustian introspection.
Sophie Benbelaid examines the ‘mystery’ element of murder mysteries, and explores why the genre has been so popular over the years.
For this month’s literary review, Sophie Benbelaid takes us back to Ancient Greece with Madeline Miller’s ‘The Song of Achilles’.
Early last week, the British government announced that the UK’s total Covid-19 death count exceeded 100,000 people, making us the fifth country globally and the first in Europe to achieve such a sorrowful milestone. Hitting such a depressing statistic raises question of how we might prevent this figure from continuing to climb at such an Read More…
” “Considering I only slept 2 hours last night, I was in astonishingly creative form to-day”. I immediately thought that these were the words of an enlightened genius.”
Sophie Benbelaid is certainly not one afraid of burning the midnight oil and in Arnold Bennet she finds a great affinity