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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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Book Review

Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1848)

4/5 stars Anne was the one Brontë whose work I had not read previously, and had had barely an inclination to read. Overshadowed as her work is by that of her sisters, I suppose she’d just not shown up on my radar. I am so glad I changed that when I picked up The Tenant… Continue reading Review: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë (1848)

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Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto, by Mary Beard (2017)

5/5 stars This is one of my favourite Christmas presents from this year. I’ve had my eye on it for a while: a book entitled ‘Women & Power’ is almost guaranteed to be interesting in light of so many debates occurring in the world today. It’s a slim volume, but Women & Power: A Manifesto… Continue reading Review: Women & Power: A Manifesto, by Mary Beard (2017)

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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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Book Hangovers

I’ve been binge-watching Jen Campbell’s amazing YouTube/BookTube videos during the last few days and I came across one about Book Hangovers. I can’t be the only one who has just discovered this term for this experience, can I? Either way, I’m glad I can finally put a ‘name’ on that feeling. A Book Hangover is… Continue reading Book Hangovers

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Review: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter (2017)

I could not put down this novel. Literally. It’s a 439 page tome and I finished it in less than 2 days. It’s exhilarating. O’Porter’s bold, unique voice has been well known for years from her journalism, and she translates this well into her first adult novel. In Tara, Cam, and Stella, O’Porter has created… Continue reading Review: The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter (2017)

Book Review

Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (2011)

This is a long review - I loved this memoir so much, and I found it hard to cut it down and make my thoughts about it coherent. I could have included 20 more stunning quotes but it might have been a bit much. So here it is: “Why be happy when you could be… Continue reading Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (2011)