The Quiet Brilliance of Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë is my woman of the month for January, and for a follow up post to celebrate her I thought I would express my admiration for her first novel Agnes Grey. I’ve written quite a bit on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but think it is the perfect time to express my love for... Continue Reading →

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Woman Of The Month: Anne Brontë

“To represent a bad thing in its least offensive light is, doubtless, the most agreeable course for a writer of fiction to pursue; but is it the most honest, or the safest? Is it better to reveal the snares and pitfalls of life to the young a nd thoughtless traveller, or to cover them with... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Books of 2017

I’ve managed to (just) reach my Goodreads reading challenge of the year by reading 40 books. I’m really happy with what I’ve read this year, and I have been lucky enough to read some wonderful books that will stay with me forever. Here are my favourites that ranked above the others this year. Autumn and... Continue Reading →

Winter in Literature

“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again." - Winter by Ali Smith   Winter has never been my favourite season, especially in literature. It feels at times too aligned with darkness and coldness, especially once the magic of Christmas gets stripped away.... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Classic Novels

I’ve mentioned a few of my favourite novels on here before, but I thought it would be nice to do a post on what most of my preferred books fall under: Classics. I haven’t talked about a lot of my favourite books yet, so here’s a short overview of some that I love. Wuthering Heights... Continue Reading →

Books That Deserve Television Adaptations

ITV’s announcement last week that a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is in development only left me with one thought: Why? I don’t doubt the ability of the producers (who worked on Poldark and Victoria) to make a compelling adaptation, but it just feels incredibly unnecessary. This will be the novel’s sixth time being... Continue Reading →

July Reading Roundup/Review

I've managed to get a decent amount of reading done this month, and write more on this blog which I'm very pleasantly surprised about. I will hopefully keep this up in August, so let me know if there's anything you would like to see me discuss, whether it's books/tv/history. Monthly Reading Roundup Vinegar Girl by... Continue Reading →

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