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…

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…

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…

Walking in the footsteps of Jane Austen in Hampshire

Even though I wax lyrical on every single platform about how much I love Jane Austen, I’ve never visited her house at Chawton or her grave in Winchester Cathedral – until this week. We went on a lovely trip to Hampshire and had a beautiful day (helped by the British sunshine) exploring Jane Austen’s House…