Welcome to my blog! I’m Siobhán Devoy, I’m a freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland and I will be using this blog to talk about all things literary. I will discuss works by some great writers; review new releases; deliver literary news and talk about some of my own projects.

The name of my blog Chestnut Tree Cafe is a nod to one of my all-time favourite writers, George Orwell. It is a fictional cafe in his masterpiece 1984. Any fans of this novel will know that it is the cafe where Winston and Julia frequent and it is also pivotal in the closing pages of the book…


Can any Orwell fans answer the following question though:

What happened under the spreading chestnut tree?