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Female voices – Vote100

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

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Bookish Protectiveness

Earlier today, I finally had enough courage to remove the packaging from an illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that I received for Christmas. I say 'courage' because my fear of damaging this book in any way - a creased page, a greasy fingerprint, spilt food or drink - overwhelmed my anticipation… Continue reading Bookish Protectiveness

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My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

Oh Daphne du Maurier - what a writer. Where do I even start with du Maurier? Ever since my good friend recommended Rebecca to me, I have been enraptured by the exquisiteness of du Maurier’s prose, and the darkness of her stories. I love the way she pushed boundaries, experimenting with plots and themes to… Continue reading My Favourite Author: A Short Introduction

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Friday Night Reading

Making a start on the last of my PRH JobHack prizes tonight, after finishing The House this afternoon (full review will follow shortly). Have heard many good things about The Growing Season so I'm excited to read it! What are your reading plans for this weekend?

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Autumn Walk with an Audiobook

I went on a long walk this afternoon and finally managed to listen to some more of The Keeper Of Lost Things. I feel so bad for not listening to it for so long - I've been too distracted, and when I've needed fresh air/exercise, I've also needed silence, just to think things through. Today,… Continue reading Autumn Walk with an Audiobook

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WWW Wednesday – 27th September

Hi guys! I’m participating in WWW Wednesday again - it's been a while since I did one of these posts, so thought it would be a good way to take stock of my reading as I try to finalise a review, and find more books through other bloggers’ posts. So, WWW Wednesday is a weekly… Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 27th September

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WWW Wednesdays – 2nd August

I've felt like I needed to add some different kinds of posts to my blog for a while, so I'm participating in WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. It looks like a great way to just take stock of your own reading, and find more books through other… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays – 2nd August