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My Favourite Reads From 2017

Happy 2018, readers! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are all set for a new year filled with lots of new books and reading sessions cosied up in your favourite spots. 1,191 more words


That Was The Year That Was, part 1

It seems to be fairly traditional to use the ending of the year as a time to do a quick round-up of the twelve months gone by.  807 more words


Take Courage - Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis. A stunning read.

This is a remarkable book, which anyone who is interested in the Bronte family, especially Anne, would do well to read. Not a biography, not a set of notes on her two novels or poetry, but in the style of Ellis’ other book “How to be a Heroine”, a personal reaction to Anne’s work and life. 660 more words

Women's Lives In The 19th Century

Two Months in Books: September & October

So September was a bit of a pass month for reading; but then October was a bit of a mad reading month; and I’m actually almost back on track for my reading goal! 2,536 more words


Two Reviews: 'Take Courage' and 'Falling Slowly'

Take Courage: Anne Bronte and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis ****
I am, and always have been, a huge fan of Anne Bronte, and when I first heard about Samantha Ellis’ focused biography of her life, I was rather excited. 268 more words

A Month in Books: August

August definitely saw me getting my book reading mojo back, and I’m hoping this will carry me through to the end of the year (only 6 books behind my Goodreads challenge…so do-able hopefully?). 1,419 more words


Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life

Take Courage: Anne Brontë and the Art of Life by Samantha Ellis

It sometimes feels as though Anne Brontë is one of the great mysteries of English Literature: not as well-known as her sisters, she is often on the periphery (or entirely absent) from discussions about the Brontës. 914 more words

British Literature