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In the Media: 17th August 2014

In the media is a weekly round-up of features written by, about or containing female writers that have appeared during the previous week and I think are insightful, interesting and/or thought-provoking. 331 more words

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Book Review: How to be a Heroine - Samantha Ellis

I’m going to be completely honest and confess that I picked up How to be a Heroine based on the title (I am always looking to be the heroine of my own story, naturally) and the book cover, which as you can see, features the spines of some of my most beloved books. 507 more words


Review: How To Be a Heroine, Samantha Ellis

It’s rare for me to find a book as disappointing as I did How to Be a Heroine, by Samantha Ellis. It should have been a perfect read: an exploration of the best female characters in literature, from a feminist perspective, and framed in a memoir. 474 more words



All the heat has meant this week has been one of battling with exhaustion and feeling quite ghastly. Various low points have included sitting in a cold bath while commanding the bemused husband to make me a bucketload of pasta, spending half-an-hour hanging around in the bank just to take advantage of their air-conditioning, and falling asleep in the middle of a conversation. 1,048 more words