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Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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Three new releases to check out this summer

Image: Pixabay [Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] So you have finally have time to do a bit of pleasure reading – time to read what YOU want. Ha, I’m joking. Now I’m making the reading lists. Let me introduce you to some fabby new releases that you need to read this summer. Human Acts – Han Kang Although technically not a new release, Han Kang’s Human Acts has been given a wonderful English translation from the brilliant Deborah Smith, that was published on 6th January by P

Top 3 campus novels

Image: Katie Noble [Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] Here’s the deal – the end of Freshers’ is right around the corner and the threat of the university reading list is looming. But if you’re not quite ready to jump in to any serious academic lark, we’ve got a tidy list of gripping campus-based novels to get you in the mood… On Beauty – Zadie Smith Zadie Smith is undeniably a power-house in British contemporary literature and On Beauty is another genius exemplification of h

9th August: Five types of book to read on Book Lovers Day

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] For me, everyday is Book Lovers Day, but then I’m a massive book geek, so…but for everyone else Book Lovers Day occurs on August 9th. The day is a chance to kick back, relax and crack open that book you’ve been meaning to read for ages. Reading is one of those experiences that instantly transports you away from all the worry and stress of life, and into a brand new world. It’s a way of exploring – travelling – without even leaving your house. I

Book Review: Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] When it was announced that Alice Hoffman – New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers – was releasing a new book, I was quick to jump at the chance to read it. Upon finishing the book, I am still in awe at how much Hoffman actually managed to fit in it. The novel follows Rachel Pomié and her family over the span of about 80-or-so years – on the small island of St. Thomas (now part of the U.S. Virgin Islands). The Pomié family are

Three graphic novels you need to read this summer

[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor] Comics and graphic literature is really having a moment and there have definitely been, and continues to be, lots of exciting releases this Spring and Summer. Today I’ll be sharing my top three most-anticipated releases from the season! The Divine Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka, and Boaz Lavie (Released July 14th)* Sometimes you read a book and you can’t help but admire a certain cinematic quality which makes it so damn easy to picture on-scree

Our 5 Favourite Young Adult Novels

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] I am a massive bookworm, I absolutely love reading and have a slight book-buying problem. Some of my favourite books come from the young adult genre – books that are aimed at teenagers, mainly because the genre is so diverse and captures so much great literature from fantasy to contemporary to dystopia and everything in-between. So here are my top five favourite young adult novels that truly show the range and quality of YA fiction: 1. The Divin

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