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All Our Old Heroines: How To Be A Heroine (2014), by Samantha Ellis

Every avid childhood reader remembers the heroes and the heroines that defined their young lives. They’re almost like close friends, those Lizzie Bennets and Lucy Pevensies and Harry Potters. 1,104 more words


Warrior Lit: How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading Too Much

“And maybe it’s by appropriating our heroines that we become heroines ourselves.”

Title: How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much…

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I’ve read Wuthering Heights every year since first finding it at twelve. In the run-up to my birthday I get out my copy and sink into it like a hot bath.

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A Passage from How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned From Reading Too Much

I read this passage yesterday – yesterday! – and it’s still stuck in my head. What are all of you feeling about it? Do you relate to this? 6 more words

I was able to sleep in a bit this morning before I went in for a later work shift so I spoiled myself with literary criticism about Elizabeth Bennet and tea in my Lizzie Bennet Diaries mug. 6 more words

Literary Heroines

Samantha Ellis’s, How to be a Heroine, or, What I’ve Learned From Reading Too Much, is one of those books about books that I have a weakness for. 715 more words


Discovering Robert Holman

Originally published for Exeunt on November 18, 2014.

I first discovered the work of Robert Holman whilst studying at university. It was the second term of my second year and our theatre department had arranged a visit from playwrights Simon Stephens and David Eldridge. 1,977 more words