Category Archives: female writers

Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss

It took me a while to appreciate Bodies of Light. I think, perhaps, my habit of reading non-fiction, the pleasure it brings, has dulled my appetite for fiction. Yet I have spent years reading fiction. It is, then, perhaps fitting … Continue reading

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A quick thank you

to the lovely Cattitude & Co for allowing me to say a few words about Miranda July’s The First Bad Man over at her awesome blog: http://cattitudeandco.uk/feminist-book-club-first-bad-man/  

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Suffragette My Own Story – Emmeline Pankhurst

Last year a movie based on the book Suffragette came out, and I would love to see it but wanted (as any good reader would) to read the book first. So I did what I always do: bought a copy … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Sleep by Kat Duff

Recently my husband and I decorated our bedroom. We’ve lived in our house for 12 years, a house we bought new, and in all that time we have never decorated our bedroom. Part of the reason was the fact that … Continue reading

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RIP Anita Brookner

I was sorry to hear about the death of Anita Brookner, which I heard about on Twitter yesterday. I’ve only read Hotel du Lac, Brookner’s Booker winning novel, but it is an excellent book and I’m a bit sad that … Continue reading

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