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 →

5 Books I Want To Read Before 2018

  After an intense, exhausting and stressful week I've taken a much needed day off today. I've spent pretty much the whole week writing uni assignments, and they're so nearly done and I'm ready to sleep for the rest of the year. I've had today off to rest, recharge and do some general organisation of... 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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