Lover of books, avid reader, Dickens enthusiast, wine drinker, knitter, writer, lover of all things Victorian, Northern lass moving back to the North, divorced.
The Story of Divorce
My current work in progress: Exploring the stories of the bigamists and bastards, feminists and fornicators that gave us the law of divorce as it exists today.
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I feel like I have come to feminism far too late in life. It is only now, with the reading I have done, my research into the proto-feminist movement of the nineteenth century for my studies, and my engagement with current feminist issues relating to the erasure of the language we use to define womenContinue reading “Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution”
Girl A by Abigail Dean My rating: 3 of 5 stars As I always try to give reasons when I give a book less than 4 stars, here is my thoughts on Girl A. I went into this book with high expectations, such was the hype that accompanied the debut. Unfortunately, this is one ofContinue reading “Girl A and the Hype of a Debut Novel”
Shortlisted for the Booker in 2001, I will never understand how it did not win. In 2010, Time Magazine listed it as one of the top 100 English language novels since 1923. Atonement by Ian McEwan My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is always interesting coming back to a book you read many yearsContinue reading “Atonement by Ian McEwan, An Old Favourite Read Again”
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