Young_Pretender

  • I'm currently writing poetry - the official reasoning behind it is that I enjoy it more as an artform and I like to work with smaller structures - the unofficial reason is that my poetry is short and easy :)
    I'm writing in French, English and Latin at the moment.

General details


  • Young_Pretender

  • West Sussex, UK / London, UK

  • Roisin Sinead Radford

  • King's College London

  • Female

  • English

In short

  • I'm a second year student at King's College London reading Classics, and I'm 20. I love literature in most of its forms, and I really like to find new authors and genres that I've never tried before. I can get quite worked up about Shakespeare and I love Dostoevsky. I'd love to chat to Seamus Heaney, and argue with Philip Larkin. And I hate Gillian Clarke with all the passion I can muster.

  • I can run up and down stairs in heels, and I've spoken to Martin Scorsese.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Crime, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Political, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy

    Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Politics & Current Affairs, Science, True Crime

    Poetry: General

  • The Fountainhead, The Idiot, Persuasion, The Lord of the Rings, Pride and Predjudice, Dombey and Son, The Return of the Native, War and Peace, Lord of the Flies, Empress Orchid, War and Peace, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Dangerous Liasons, The Elegant Universe etc.
  • The Elegant Universe - Brian Greene
    A Lust For Window Sills - Harry Mount
    The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
  • On my bed when it's cold, or in the garden when it's hot!
  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Experimental, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Romance, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story

    Poetry: General

  • Can't decide on one - Natasha Rostov, Alice Cullen, Madame de Merteuil
  • Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare, Austen, Dickens, Hardy, Tolkein, Golding, various assorted Brontes, Phil Larkin, Seamus Heaney, Coleridge, Keats, Ovid, Catullus, Homer, Virgil, Harry Mount, Herodotus