A summary of the marvellous 'Tales of Wonder' discussion at Hay Festival 2018. Thought-provoking explorations of the socio-political impact fairy tales can create, and the way they adapt through time and place, were among the many themes covered.
Who's excited for the announcement of the Women's Prize for Fiction winner this evening? The build-up to this event has been so great - I've loved hearing everyone's thoughts on the shortlist, as well as the readings and interviews from the authors themselves. It's such a fantastic celebration of reading and writing. I've only read… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018
Is anyone here part of a local or online book club? I’ve recently joined a local one with some friends and, honestly, I love it. We have met twice so far, once a month, and it’s been such an enjoyable social experience, as well as a great opportunity to talk about books. We’ve gathered at… Continue reading Book clubs
Born on this day, 1907: Daphne du Maurier. "But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands." Talk about a writer after a reader's heart! It's probably clear by now that du Maurier is my favourite author. There's so much I'm enthralled by in her… Continue reading Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier
Do you listen to audiobooks?🎧 I'm currently listening to White Teeth by Zadie Smith. I loved this book when I first read it, and the audiobook is reigniting my love for it all over again! Performed by Lenny Henry, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Ray Panthaki, nd Sagar Arya, the exquisite detail of Smith's novel is brought to… Continue reading Currently Listening…
It's been 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act became law in the UK. For the first time, a woman could cast a vote in an election. But only if she met certain conditions - she had to be over 30 years old, have a considerable income, property, or a degree. It… Continue reading Female voices – Vote100
Perhaps not as enchanting as her other work, du Maurier explores an interesting concept that bears striking similarities to current political climates.