Who is Ellora?

Hello, I’m Ellora! I am 21-year-old Hufflepuff who has just graduated with a First in Journalism and Creative Writing from the University for the Creative Arts. I set this book review blog up as part of a lecture in the very first term at uni, used it for a while, abandoned it, and am just now trying to revive it given that I suddenly have a whole lot of time on my hands!

I live in the UK – the wilds of rural Hampshire, to be exact – where I work part-time in a lovely little museum gift shop that allows me to nerd out all day. In my abundant spare time, I do one of two things: read or write. If you would like to take a gander at an example of some of my creative writing, I’m particularly proud of this poem about gun control that was commended in a Young Poets’ Network competition.

In terms of reading, I devour pretty much anything but I have a soft spot for historical fiction. My favourite authors include Jane Austen (I have a literal shrine in my bedroom), Tracy Chevalier, Ali Smith, Sylvia Plath, and Daphne du Maurier. Currently, my top three books are: Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

Welcome to my little slice of internet!

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