Tag: David Nicholls


Patrick Melrose and the trauma of the aristocracy

  Downton Abbey, The Crown, countless World War II dramas — British television loves to romanticise the aristocracy. The lives of the rich, upper elite have unquestionably been glamourised and idealised over and over again on our screens, perpetuating the social institutions that continue to plague English society across the globe.  Television, in my opinion,…

Arts, OldVenue

Preview: UEA Spring Literary Festival

Once again a collection of writers join the walkways of UEA for a celebration of the nation’s great literary prowess. Last semester saw the likes of Stephen Fry and UEA’s very own creative writing graduate Ian McEwan sit before eager ears and tell of the various inspirations and creative developments of their often very turbulent…