Hannah Cochrane

Hannah Cochrane is an aspiring journalist currently studying her A Levels at Sixth Form.

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New 'Rebecca' is true to the book, on par with Hitchcock

Macclesfield, UK – Alongside Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 version of Rebecca, director Ben Wheatley had a high bar to reach with his 2020 remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s bestselling novel, Rebecca. Understandably, since Hitchcock’s Rebecca won the Oscar for Best Picture, there was lots of pressure on this new version, although English filmmaker and screenwriter Wheatley claimed that this film was meant to re-adapt the book, not to remake Hitchcock’s movie. As an avid reader, there is almost nothing m

Rebecca: mystery, thrills and romance in one book

Macclesfield, UK – Between the middle of March and the beginning of September, I read a total of 30 books: everything from modern-day authors such as Malorie Blackman and Patrick Ness to classic authors like C.S. Lewis, Charlotte Bronte, and Charles Dickens. One book that particularly stuck with me was Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. I read it because it is one of my set texts for my English literature class. A modern-day adaption of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the whole concept of Rebecca is

Dreaming of travel, but grounded by covid

Macclesfield, UK – Before the outbreak of covid-19 – and depending on your passport and bank account – you could go anywhere in the world. But the coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us. No matter where we live, no matter what our job is, no matter who we are – all of us have faced lockdown. There are many questions speculating about what the ‘new normal’ might be, and one of these questions is surrounding travel. The last time I went abroad was in February of 2019, well before coronavir

I didn't like the crowds in my town. Now I miss them.

Macclesfield, UK – My hometown, Macclesfield, is usually bustling with people – the train station carpark is usually rammed, the streets are usually full of shoppers, and the roads are typically busy. The coronavirus outbreak has, seemingly, put everything to a halt. People have become anxious to leave their homes, questioning whether going to the supermarket for those extra few tins is really worth it, and really classed as ‘essential’ travel. On the last Sunday of every month, over 160 stall