A razor sharp, wickedly humorous and surreal satire of a real life political scandal – reimagined within the claustrophobic walls of an English convent.
20th Century Literature
My first Janssonian contribution to the Tove Trove Library is the fourth book in the Moomin series, first published in 1954.
My latest literary project entails reading books written by or about Tove Jansson – creator of the Moomins.
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’s a little late, but here, finally, is my contribution to Daphne du Maurier Reading Week.
Collaborative book blogging: my contribution to the 1965 Club.
I share my thoughts on Norman Bissell’s fictionalised retelling of a crucial period in George Orwell’s life.
Wales Readathon 2019 has ended. Here I summarize the final six chapters of our official Dewithon 19 book.
As the fourth week of the inaugural Wales Readathon comes to an end, we discuss chapters 22-28 of the official Dewithon 19 book.
As week three of the inaugural Wales Readathon draws to a close, we discuss chapters 15-21 of the official Dewithon 19 book.
First published in 1911, Intimate Ties is Robert Musil’s second book, consisting of two novellas, ‘The Culmination of Love’ and ‘The Temptation of Silent Veronica.’
In a small English town of Hardborough Florence Green decides, against polite but determined opposition, to open a bookshop.
The World of Moominvalley is simply the ultimate guide for any Moomin fan, old or new.
I share my thoughts on one of the most adored children’s novels of all time.
A collection of Franz Kafka’s short stories showcasing his dark imagination and wry humour.
We look back at the 1981 political thriller ‘Bodily Harm’ for Margaret Atwood Reading Month.
A fun tag in which I share a picture (or ‘shelfie’) of a favourite bookshelf and answer ten associated questions. This time I celebrate Margaret Atwood Reading Month.
A classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre.
Collaborative book blogging: my contribution to the 1944 Club.
A comprehensive checklist of Margaret Atwood’s publications from 1961 to the present day.