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First impressions of the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 longlist

The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced last week – Wednesday 8th March, at midnight. I wanted to take some time to absorb and digest the list, laying out plans for my reading, so a week later here’s my initial thoughts on the books that made the cut. 481 more words


Books are like Lobster Shells

“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say.

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6 Kick-A Women of Literature

In honor of International Women’s Day, here are six must-read women.

1. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

I’ll let Jane speak for herself: 477 more words


White Teeth -Zadie Smith

Where to begin with ‘White Teeth’ by Zadie Smith.
As I said in my previous post regarding her latest novel ‘Swing Time’, White Teeth is also a novel about cultural identity and belonging, however unlike Swing Time, White Teeth doesn’t have one central character or narrator, but many. 585 more words


Swing Time - Zadie Smith

I have just concluded my reading, my week long obsession with ‘White Teeth’, by Zadie Smith. There are so many times that I feel so in the dark when I find a new author, or rather an author who is new to me, who is so well known and influential to a whole BUNCH of people, that I ask myself the question; how did I only come upon this NOW? 604 more words


Elmet- Fiona Mozley

Last night, after three nights of binge reading, I finished Fiona Mozley’s, dark, debut novel, ‘Elmet’.

Published in 2017, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 261 more words


Review: A Room of One's Own

“So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters…”


It’s no secret women haven’t played a large, significant role in the history of literature. 689 more words