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#WriterSpotlight - "Being a writer means that you must continue to reinvent yourself." Akinola Ajani

It’s Thursday and it’s time for another #WriterSpotlight feature! Today we have Akinola Ajani who is the author of the first Nigerian counter-terrorism novel. How cool is that? 1,375 more words

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"Space Gerbil is brilliant!" David Solomons set to launch Supervillains in sleepy Bradford-on-Avon

With only three weeks to go until the big day, it’s time to remind you of the fantastic events we have in store for you. Events are free but places do need to be booked and you might need to hurry because we’re sure this event in particular is going to be very popular. 394 more words

Review: Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye and the dynamics of female friendship

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women
-Madeline Albright

This is the second in my series of reviews of Margaret Atwood’s books.

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Review: The Handmaid's Tale and what it means to be a woman

I went through a phase last year where I suddenly felt like I should start reading books that are grounded in reality, books that will actually teach me something rather than books that merely perpetuate the myth that a woman needs a man to feel complete (ahem, romance novels). 2,472 more words


#bookreview See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

The idea that murder and pleasure are intertwined – horribly, yet inescapably – has become an important part of modern life. It was a drug-addled, indebted, unreliable dropout who first revealedthis to us … Thomas De Quincey had put his finger upon an entirely new type of behaviour and skewered it to the page, and, in satirizing it, completely condemned it.” (Lucy Worsley, 2013, p.18). 500 more words

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The reading at Waterstones. With huge thanks to Novel London

Jane Davis invited me to Virtual Book Club and asked why the Beatrice Stubbs books suit book clubbers. 55 more words