Spotlight on Women Writers: Isabel Allende

Today in my Reading Women series for Women’s History Month, I wanted to spotlight a female author that I love and teaches me something completely new with each book I read. Isabel Allende is a Chilean-American feminist author and journalist who has written over twenty books which evoke culture, social justice, politics, personal history and…

Spotlight on Literary Heroines: Anne Shirley

I confess, I came to Anne Shirley later in life than I think you’re supposed to read her. The eleven-year-old (in the first book of L. M. Montgomery’s series, Anne of Green Gables) became a kindred spirit of mine when I was twenty-two. I was twice her age in the book, yet I became captivated…

Reading Wish List: Women and Women’s History

Happy International Women’s Day! Seeing as the theme I’ve set myself this month is Reading Women, my post to celebrate today is my current reading wish list of books on women and women’s history. Tell me in the comments what you think I should add to it! Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women…

Review: “Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837”, edited by Louise Duckling, Sara Reid, Felicity Roberts & Carolyn D. Williams

It seems rather fitting on World Book Day, during Women’s History Month, to post my review of Exploring the Lives of Women, 1558-1837, which was published to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 (WSG). I’d like to thank Pen & Sword Books for gifting me a copy of this wonderful book…

Spotlight on Literary Heroines: Nancy Drew

For Women’s History Month this year, I’ve been so excited to write lots for my blog and have been thinking of themes to go with – and then it hit me when I was reading a really interesting book by the Women’s Studies Group. Reading Women. I’ve been wanting to read more and more books…

February 2020 in review

How is it the end of February already? I already feel like the year is hurtling by at an alarming pace! And I’m ready with lots of exciting new blog content, particularly as tomorrow marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. Posts have been a little slow, mainly because I have some news… I submitted…

Review: “Sanditon” by Jane Austen & Kate Riordan

This is such a treat of a review for me today – I’m so grateful to Grand Central Publishing for gifting me a copy of Sanditon to read and review to coincide with its release in the US on PBS. Did you catch the first episode on Sunday? I have a confession to make: although…

Review & Book Tour: “There’s Something About Darcy”, by Gabrielle Malcolm

I've been invited to do something a bit different today, which is incredibly exciting: I'm hosting Dr Gabrielle Malcolm's new book, There's Something About Darcy, on my blog for the day as part of her blog book tour! As soon as I heard about Malcolm's book, I knew it was for me - as someone who…

Review: “Jane Austen’s Inspiration: Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy”, by Judith Stove

I’ve been lucky enough to start working with the lovely people at Pen and Sword books in reviewing history books – and could my first choice be anything but Jane Austen themed? Judith Stove’s “Jane Austen’s Inspiration: Beloved Friend Anne Lefroy” looks to Jane’s close friend (and aunt to the famous love interest of Jane’s,…