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“We Need to Talk about Kevin” by Lionel Shriver (2003) – book review

Read a good while back, and subsequently watched the film starring Tilda Swinton, but now revisiting it in the light of it being the Orange /  369 more words

Book Reviews

Judging Women

The writer Nicola Griffith has recently published the results of quantifying the success – or largely otherwise – of books by women and books about women in a number of major literary awards. 1,949 more words

Baileys Women's Prize 2015

There are lots of debates to be had about Book Prizes and there have been years when I’ve missed them all together (usually due to being really disappointed by a rubbish long-list book).   1,183 more words

Baileys Prize

Best women's fiction of 2015

Formerly called the Orange Prize after the previous sponsor, the finalists for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction were announced recently.

Launched in 1996, the Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. 67 more words

Adult Fiction

Attempting to read the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist 2015

Every year, I eagerly await the announcement of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist (right back down to when it was the Orange Prize). It’s a list I have faith in, that I believe will deliver me a number of great reads. 629 more words

Baileys Prize

The best of times...the worst of times...

Life feels very tenuous at present. I am having to do lots of out of the box thinking and will probably have to follow up with some out of the box living, which, currently, is not where I want to be. 166 more words

Purple Hibiscus

Having already read and loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, I had high expectations for Purple Hibiscus.  Also set in Nigeria, this book tells the story of 15-year-old Kambili, living an apparently privileged life under a violent patriarch, tinged with religious fervour and surrounded by political unrest.   634 more words