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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

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A Secret Sisterhood is out now

After years of research and writing, I’m delighted that A Secret Sisterhood – co-written with Emma Claire Sweeney, and with a foreword by Margaret Atwood – is out in the UK. 86 more words

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Monthly Reading Roundup: April

A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray Rating: 4/5

Reading Non-Fiction, especially History books for me, always seems more daunting than it actually is.  1,453 more words


Spinster Life: Looking for a Heroine

I dual majored in English and Communication in undergrad so it isn’t a shocker that I love to read. I tend to mix it up between fiction and non-fiction and I know this is admitting what I nerd I am but the life-long learner in me still enjoys picking up something on literary criticism every now and then. 495 more words

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