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.”
This week we look at books read, reviewed and on the nightstand, discover what Wales Readathon 2019 is all about, and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
I’ve successfully completed the second week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we examined characterisation.
Its publication date scheduled to coincide with International Women’s Day, Julia Pierpont’s The Little Book of Feminist Saints is a joyous celebration of one hundred women who achieved something of significance during their lives.
This week we appraise books read and reviewed, look ahead to the LIVE.LIFE.BETTER. LIVE EVENT podcast for International Women’s Day and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Net.
For almost forty years George Orwell wrote and received the letters collected here, which have been edited by Peter Davison.
Journey into the magnificent and mysterious world of the far north in Great Polar Bear, Carolyn Lesser’s poetic and scientifically accurate story about a year in the life of a polar bear.
I have completed the first week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, and I’m relieved to report that I’m making good progress.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover what is happening with the Ulysses Readlong and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
Craig Larsen’s novel is a harrowing tale of survival in desperate circumstances. It will undoubtedly appeal to readers of gritty noir wartime thrillers.
Follow my progress as I take part in a four week online course with the University of Edinburgh on How to Read a Novel.
A moving story of first love told in old age, looking back at a hidden world of suburban secrets and sham respectability.