Memories of a remarkable visit to the Keats-Shelley House in Rome, almost 18 years ago.
The story of an unexpected and forbidden love affair that developed between America’s First Lady and a well-known female journalist.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look at the Welsh diaspora, discover what’s happening with the Les Misérables Read-along and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
This debut collection from Roxane Gay is a unique blend of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience.
This is the first in a series of occasional features about Wales, its people, history, culture and, most importantly, its literature, to be posted in the months leading up to the first ever Dewithon, or Wales Readathon, which is taking place from 1st to 31st March 2019.
A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimsical short stories by Oscar Wilde.
This week we look at books read, reviewed and TBR, see what’s happening with Dewithon 2019, catch up with the latest book-blogging events and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and this children’s book tells the story of their fight. ‘Suffragette’ is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.
A dip-in doorstop filled with risqué anecdotes, humorous stories, unintended hilarity and intriguing revelations.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look ahead to Hay Festival 2018, discover what’s happening with Dewithon and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
In honour of the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in the UK, we look at the life of someone who fought relentlessly to achieve it.
Welcome to DHQ (Dewithon Headquarters), the nerve centre for Reading Wales 2019. We have 12 months in which to prepare, so now is the time to plan your schedule.
In this end of week recap we summarize books read, reviewed and currently on my TBR shelf.
Told through the ruptured lives of three siblings, The End of Loneliness is a heartfelt, enriching novel about loss and loneliness, family and love.
I have completed the fourth and final week of my online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we turned our attention to setting.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look ahead to dewithon#19, discover what’s happening with the Agatha Christie Readathon and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
Stephanie Butland’s novel is the ideal read for a tome-weary bibliophile looking for something undemanding but intelligent to fill a relaxing evening.
So ends week three of How to Read a Novel, the month-long online course I’m taking courtesy of FutureLearn and the University of Edinburgh.
A headmistress is found strangled in her East London school, her death the result of a brutal and ritualistic act of violence. Found at the scene is a single piece of card, written upon which is an ancient Buddhist precept: “I shall abstain from taking the ungiven.”