Emily Brontë’s Wild and Wonderful Wuthering Heights

"Here all the faults of Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) are magnified a thousand fold, and the only consolation which we have in reflecting upon it is that it will never be generally read".  James Lorimer, North British Review, 1847. This July is Emily Brontë's bicentenary, and to honour the 200 years since her birth, I’m going... Continue Reading →

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My Holiday Reads Part Three: Home Fire

Home Fire Review Kamila Shamsie’s novel won the Women’s Prize for Fiction last month, and so when I was in Waterstones picking the final book I would bring on holiday, this seemed like an easy choice. I’ve tried in recent years to read more current and up-to-date releases, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction is... Continue Reading →

The Enchanted April Review

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim Review All the books I read in May just made me desperate to go on holiday, and after finishing Call Me By Your Name I really wanted to continue reading good summer fiction, and The Enchanted April seemed like the ideal choice. Another charity shop find, (it helps... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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