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
Whether you decide to shave it all off, give yourself a trim, or – and this is the most dangerous of all self-inflicted haircuts – cut your own fringe, the temptation to experiment at the beginning of lockdown was too great for many to resist.
Sophie Benbelaid recounts getting lost in the middle of Marseille on a year 8 school trip, right before the coach is due to leave…
When Oxford announced its plans for Trinity term to take place remotely in support of UK government guidelines of social distancing and national lockdown, hearts broke up and down the country. No trashing? No garden parties? Coexisting with parents and siblings? Sounds like hell. But since we’re all back home, trying to support each other from afar, how can we make the best of this situation?