If you're looking for a novel that will shake up your perspective on the world, this is one for you. Transporting us to the women's movement of the 70s, The Woman in the Photograph, by Stephanie Butland is a feminist book about women's fight for equality and exacting change. We see much of the novel … Continue reading Review: #TheWomaninthePhotograph – Stephanie Butland
Common People, edited by Kit de Waal, brings together a collection of fantastic essays, poems and memoir from a variety of writers on what 'working-class' means to them. What emerges is a powerful force of varied voices, timbres and textures, that is both an enjoyable read and a challenge to the status quo. I don't … Continue reading Review: #CommonPeople – An Anthology of Working-Class Writers, ed. Kit de Waal @unbounders
Expectation by Anna Hope was one of those books I felt an instant connection to. It is one of the most refreshingly honest novels I have read in a long time - an exquisite view of womanhood and female friendships that is at once beautifully tender and painfully raw. It tells the story of friends … Continue reading Review: Expectation – Anna Hope
This is the first month that I've done a wrap-up post, and what a month to choose to start! I really feel like I have been utterly spoilt for good books in June. I honestly think that at least three of these will make it onto my 2019 favourite reads. We'll just have to see … Continue reading June: That’s a Wrap!
Confession with Blue Horses, by Sophie Hardach is a beautiful novel, set in East Berlin in the 1980s. As soon as I heard a recommendation that anyone who loved the book Alone in Berlin or the film The Lives of Others should read it, I knew it was one for me! I don't typically read … Continue reading Review: Confession with Blue Horses – Sophie Hardach