The Essex Serpent Review

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Review    This is a book that has been pretty difficult to ignore. It’s been everywhere the past few years, I can’t remember the last time I went into a bookshop and didn’t see it there displayed somewhere. It helps that it has the most beautiful cover that draws... Continue Reading →


Women of the Month: Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon

After neglecting to do a post in March on my woman of the month, I thought I would make up for it this month by looking at two incredible women from the Romantic period who became incredibly successful poets: Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. I love poetry from the Romantic era, but it annoys me... Continue Reading →

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock Review

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower Book Review  I’m back! After completing my dissertation at the end of March I decided to take some time off, and while I did intend to write and publish some posts, the motivation was just not there. I wanted to clear my head and take some time... Continue Reading →

Books for International Women’s Day

My favourite books by women, about women in history. There’s so many posts I wanted to write for today, which hopefully I will at some point. For now, however, I’m sticking to these ones in particular, as these have shaped my outlook on history, and remind me that there is hundreds and thousands of years... Continue Reading →

February Reading Roundup/Review

February has been a month mostly dominated by course reading, but that should change next month hopefully! Even so, the books for my course this month have been incredibly interesting, so I've been quite lucky this month. Howards End by E.M. Forster: Rating Five Stars “Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will... Continue Reading →

Woman of the Month: Ada Lovelace

"That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show." Ada Lovelace 1815-1852  I can still remember clearly when I first read about Ada Lovelace. There was a chapter dedicated to her in Jenni Murray’s A History of Britain in 21 Women (amazing book btw). The great thing about that book, was... Continue Reading →

February Walks in Winchester

It’s been afrustrating few weeks where nothing is progressing the way I want it to. There’s been a lot on, in terms of trying to get a full draft of my dissertation done by the end of the month, my seminar workload has steadily increased, not to mention the three essays I need to write... Continue Reading →

January Reading Roundup/Review

It’s not been a bad start to 2018 reading wise. My Goodreads challenge is 45 books, and so far thankfully I'm on track, which I'm hoping I can keep it up throughout the year. I've read 4 books, half for pleasure, and half for my course, so I’m please there’s been a healthy balance between... Continue Reading →

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