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Jess Kadow primarily reviews novels and has a column called "A Guide to the Classics" in which she examines and gives her verdict on classic novels. She is an avid reader and writer but also enjoys languages, history and music, among other things. She is now a student at Newcastle University, where she studies English Language and Literature.

A guide to the classics: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

‘Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I…

Iain Banks: A Tribute

After hearing that Iain Banks had died at the young age of 59 from terminal…

Memories

Your life is your memories. That is what you always told me, when we would…

War

She looks down at her hands. The cracked skin stares back up at her, neglected…

Black Hole

A dark room appears from behind the slow, creaking swing of the door. Dull, yellow…

A guide to the classics: Jane Eyre

After enjoying Wuthering Heights so much, I had assumed that the talents of Emily Brontë would…

A guide to the classics: Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Controversial novels such as this one inspire intrigue beyond the usual lure of the printed…

A guide to the classics: The Catcher in the Rye

I don’t want to sound too judgemental or put anyone off right from the start,…

A guide to the classics: Animal Farm

Whilst I could have picked the more obvious choice of 1984, the novel that made…

A guide to the classics: Wuthering Heights

Despite the fact that many people’s first reaction to the title Wuthering Heights by Emily…