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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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Reading the Letters of Mary Shelley – Brief Thoughts on the Second 1899 Volume
The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Volume II by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyMy rating: 5 of 5 starsOffering a fascinating insight into the mind of Mary Shelley, with curated extracts of her journal accompanying some of her correspondence to some of her friends and colleagues. This is a reprint of the two volume 1899…
The Green Man of Eshwood Hall by Jacob Kerr
The Green Man of Eshwood Hall by Jacob KerrMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was something of a slow burn for me. A sense of uneasiness pervades the whole of the novel, with the nomadic lifestyle of the family suggesting that something is not quite right, and that unsettling eerie atmosphere carries over…
Lost Stories, Working Class Women and Kate Mosse’s Warrior Queens and Quiet Revolutionaries
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries by Kate MosseMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This book reminded me a little of those times you begin to read over the names of fallen soldiers on a war memorial. Name after name is listed, each one representing a chasm in the lives of the loved ones left behind,…
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