Book Review

Book Review: The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters (2014)

My latest review is of The Paying Guests, by Sarah Waters (2014). When Frances Wray and her mother decided to take in paying lodgers, they could never have anticipated how much their lives would change. Read my full review here:

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Born on this day: Daphne du Maurier

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

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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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Books for Change: Days 1-5

I've decided to take part in the social media campaign #booksforchange run by @viragopress because I think it's a great way to celebrate the creativity of outstanding women. I've been updating my Instagram account and thought I'd catch up on here too (not sure why I didn't think of this before). This is going to… Continue reading Books for Change: Days 1-5