Writer Tony Grounds And Star Michelle Keegan Open Their Minds About “Our Girl”

The popular BBC TV Drama is back to the curtains with its next series of episodes, starring Michelle Keegan the lead role, with the story written by Tony Grounds. The film is about a poor young adult, Georgie Lane joining the British Army, posting in Kenya. The entire series casts that, Georgie, who works with the largest refugee Camp in the world which was the challenge she accepted in her life. She has to create an impression with the fellow workers and earn the trust of her commanding officer despite the frivolous shifting at Kenya. This eventually made her personal life facing unexpected consequences throughout the drama.

While interviewing Tony Grounds, the writer of the ‘new’ Our girl, he was highly delighted to answer to every point communicated. Being satisfied with his second attempt, he believes that the new series shall excite the audience due to Georgie Lanes’s expeditions to the complicated levels made the character much more flexible and brave soldier than the previous Molly, magnifying her image. Kenya and Manchester are the favourable locations for the shoot where Michelle, the medical practitioner by origin should calm down the chaos and turbulence faced by the soldiers.

guide1The second series, in his words, has a herd of frightful new faces with Luke Pasqualino as the Special Forces Operative touring in Africa and Royce Pierreson joining the crew. They definitely charm the audience like the previous one, with great changes extremely different from old scenes. Mr. Grounds look forward to the crowd, take in hand Georgie Lane, as how Molly Dawes did before. Another enthusiastic session with Michelle Keegan was also done, and she was found to be overwhelmed with the second venture.

According to her, her character is a brave doctor, facing immense difficulties throughout, but doesn’t turn down her actions. Despite being with the fun-filled cast, the role also demanded stunts and physical involvements and she needs to do a bit more research prior to the start. Collectively, the drama again will be a crowd-puller as the crew believes.

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A Review On “In Other Words” By Jhumpa Lahiri


The review made by the writer says that this book is all about the obsession of a writer towards the Italian language on J.Lahiri’s journey to Florence after her graduation studies. She learned Italian for many years, but the passion for gaining mastery over it probes her to move Rome with her family, escaping to the world of a new language. Written in dual language, this book interests both Italian and English readers at the same time or even catalyse the non-Italians to look into the translations while reading.

Prior to her travels in pursuit of Italian learning, Lahiri already had a canonical life with the goal to master the Italian scripts, both reading and writing, and the long hard efforts of her were clearly depicted in this book. She had also made repeated self-assessments seemingly boring tasks, how she dealt with the errors and corrections during her entire Italian learning phase may sometimes discourage the readers too.

imgThe reviewer wished to give Lahiri a synopsis on the versatile Italian culture by creeping down the streets of Rome, or just watching some Italian shows or props. This book does not impress readers who look for tips to listen or speak any language because Lahiri completely express her own hardships in writing and reading Italian, which seems to have a personal touch to the book.


img1Unlike other stories and novels of Lahiri, which mention the culture of Bengali immigrants on the East coast of the United States, this book reflects about her bond with a language and its translation and writing. Towards the summary of the book, she made the vivid explanation why she had the passion acquiring the Italian language. She says it is the battle between cultural identity and career and also emphasises that it helps to tackle the Bengali-English disharmony in her life.

The reviewer restates that, the book would have been more convincing to readers if it includes some humour and adventure. However, an honest and solicitous attempt to justify the learning phase of a foreign language has been accounted throughout the book.

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An Account Of “This Must Be The Place” By Maggie O’ Farrel


Maggie O’ Farrel‘s penning always have a magician’s deceptions, which pulls the audience towards her novels. In this book, the writer tells the story of the linguistic professor, Daniel Sullivan and his wife Claudette living at Donegal in a farmhouse along with their children. Daniel Sullivan sets out a journey after hearing his ex-girlfriend’s death discover what had been her life so far, without bothering about the risks involved in his current hustled relationship.

The bond between Daniel and Claudette is handled with humor throughout the story. The core content revolves around the lives of their family and friends and described viciously through the book. The continuous flow of the different characters and times creates curiosity among the readers to assume what might have happened in between the incidents.

All the characters are shown balanced and easy to follow despite its complex and random appearance here and there. Moreover, Claudette’s character presentation is another remarkable touch of the chapters, where she shows the experiments of a supposed to be a famous woman who vanishes from the screen and picturising her life with Timou. Her unappreciable relationship, unexpected created deaths are some of the contents which grab reader’s attention towards the novel.

Daniel’s proficiency over emotional well-being is also elemental in the story. His character reflects a strong personality with bilingual knowledge, but many times he struggles with understanding the point of view of others. The reviewer finally suggests that for anyone who invites Maggie O’ Farrel to their book list, “This Must Be The Place” would be the prime choice to start with.

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The Seven Book Workshops At England


The book emphasises on the 7 best literary festivals at Glastonbury, a small town in England.
The first event is at Opera Holland Park commencing on 18th May, at London, titled “Words in the Park Festival”. This event stars PD James, Alain de Botton and Andrew Marr with politicians and journalists of different fields. The event comprises the talk delivered by Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the renowned author of the fantastic all time best seller The Cloudspotter’s Guide scheduled on Saturday, 19th May thereafter the accommodation at the at the nearby Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, a place of blended luxury and style at special rates if quoted ‘’Ways with Words’’. Another special programme arranged and led by Sandi Toksvig and John McCarthy, or P D James chatting with his old mate Penelope.

Secondly, the Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, at Wales starting on 31 May through 10th June. The ‘Woodstock of the mind’ celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, where the delegates Simon Callow and Hilary Mantel join the show. The show has some comedy programs casting on 1st of June. An eco-friendly arrangement for stay at Brecon bolthole Fronlas, which is an hour’s drive from the fest. Moving to the third, the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, the three-day fest which delights the youth. The world famous librarian hosts the event, sidelining the music writers James Brown and Pat Long playing their lyrics. Luxury rooms at The Rose & Crown on Stoke Newington’s Church Street give the best possible stay for the invitees.

The fourth event is the Latitude, conducted at the Henham Park, Suffolk from 12-15 July. This is meant for Poets from the corners of the city. The highlight of the event is a stylist at the nearby salon. You will also be loved at the dwelling arranged at Sutherland House, a building of the 14th century. The next event is the Port Eliot Festival, at Cornwall from 19-22 July. India Knight and Kate Summerscale are the high spots of this show where designers of Britain join hands together with deliberate accessories and clothes.

Next fest would be for the fiction and crime lovers, which is the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival,at Harrogate from 19-22 July. Interaction with professional publishers late night, puzzles and stage shows are its significant features. The final one is the Voewood Festival, at Norfolk from 24-27 August. The salient features include ghost stories, theatre and the historic house gardens.

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The 9 Destinations For Literary Trials


A literary tour to Britain lure writers to a great extends. Most of the authors of all times are the native of Britain and Scotland. If your journey ends up at such Literature lands, it would inspire you to learn, write and live the life of renowned authors. The peak 9 travel destination at England is reviewed and discussed.

First and foremost is the JK Rowling in Edinburgh, believed to be the birthplace of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, now maintained as a cafeteria. The J.K. Rowling Suite at the Balmoral Hotel has her writing materials preserved for the travellers, and it also gives an opportunity for the tourists to stay for a day there, but there would be a long queue at the waiting list for the fans.

Another famous place is the castle of Agatha Christie, the princess of fiction. In her fond remembrance, the local art folks conduct talks, banquets, classical makeovers and parades to entertain the guests. The creator of Olivertwist, the Charles Dickens hometown at Portsmouth is another choice for the literary tours. The writers are inspired by his birthplace and other houses where he shared his life with his creativity.

Jane Austen, the well-known and well-read authors among English people, lived in the Georgian City but was actually happy at her brother’s Chawton Cottage in London, which is now open to the public. The world witnessed a number of authors taken their birthplace at the Oxford Campus. Most of our famous English literature names are the alumni of Oxford’s writing desk. William Shakespeare, the eminent dramatist and the poet, lived at the Stratford-upon-Avon, where the fans could visit his birthplace, mother’s house, daughter’s home and also his wife’s famous cottage, Anne Hathaway’s cottage altogether.

Daphne Du Maurier, the melancholic novelist of Britain, lived in Fowey which is one of the famous writer’s happiest spot to nurture the creator of ‘Jamaica’ and ‘Rebecca’. The romantic poet William Wordsworth also has his origin in Dove Cottage in Grasmere, where he enjoys the solitude among the fields of golden daffodils. The cottage is the scenic spot now enjoyed by millions through guided tours to the cottage and the sidelined museum which restores his archives. The known Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, along with their family lived in the Yorkshire West Ridings village of Haworth. This is now the romantic spot, opened to the people that eventually revamp the writers’ creativity.

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An Envelope To The Writers


Chuck Sabuchino, the freelance editor, encourages the striving writers and novelists with few secrets in his latest blog. They influence the talents within a writer and the list goes like this.
Begin with a short story, and this would practice getting used to limiting the pages you write. A significant step to initiate writing is to involve with a group of writers in your area attending classes in the area of your interest.

Penning down things that you overhear, or words heard a casual conversation all that small bits which move you ahead. Do some writing daily so as to keep a constant touch with words, memorizing names and situations you go through. The experienced authors greatly influence your skill development also.

He also suggests some of the don’ts for upcoming writers. He adds the comment that does not allow the job to hinder the writing task, as it cannot favour the psychology of passion for writing. Be your own criticizer which means do not get passionate about your words, incorporate new vocabulary into the script, giving it more life. Finally, asking feedback and advice from other publishers keeps you on track if you really have a love to write.

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Reference To Aspiring Writers


C.S. Lakin, in her personal blog comments on some of the important books to be referred prior to writing. Although writing process is individual, few of the books are more emotional about writing rather than craft books.

Letters to a Young Poet by Raine is the book to a poet consisting of ten letters, giving advice to the poet. Another one is the How Fiction Works by James Wood, corresponds to the bond between life and fiction.

On Writing by Stephen King talks about the massive difficulties experienced by a writer. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury focus passionately that a writer’s life is a privilege, but not right. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr emphasise to keep the write-ups short and sweet.

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard points out the writing procedure is also a learning phase too. Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg give the best guiding material for writers in his book. Why I Write by George Orwell mentions about what desire in you probe you to write. Lastly, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott says that writing keeps your world out from isolation.

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