For this year’s Margaret Atwood Reading Month, I reflect on the author’s 1969 proto-feminist debut novel.
Margaret Atwood’s sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ begins fifteen years after Offred makes her final appearance in the original novel. I share my thoughts on this highly anticipated dystopian tale.
Brought back into print by Pushkin Press, Madeleine Bourdouxhe’s 1944 short story collection highlights the lives of conflicted female characters in beautiful prose.
It is 130 years since the publication of Reuben Sachs by Amy Levy, a novel about the unfulfilled lives of Victorian women. We look back at the short but controversial life of its author.
Can we ever be wholly free? In this book Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening but not without hope.
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.
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.
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.
There is much to admire in Abi Andrews’ debut novel. She has created an inspiring female protagonist, one you will think of long after reading the final page.
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection has marked her out as an effervescent talent in fermentation.
I reflect on Atwood’s 1988 Booker-nominated novel about a controversial artist grappling with the tangled knots of her life.
This short but impassioned novel, first published at the turn of the 19th century, portrays a new way of thinking; a dissension among the women of North America and Europe, which caused excitement and consternation in equal measures.