For this year’s Margaret Atwood Reading Month, I reflect on the author’s 1969 proto-feminist debut novel.
THOUGHTS ON: The Testaments
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.
MARM 2018: Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood
We look back at the 1981 political thriller ‘Bodily Harm’ for Margaret Atwood Reading Month.
BOOK TAG: Shelfie by Shelfie #2
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.
Margaret Atwood: The Works
A comprehensive checklist of Margaret Atwood’s publications from 1961 to the present day.
THE CLASSICS CLUB: Alias Grace
Based on the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
Hay Happenings #6
My sixth and final day at Hay Festival 2018.
THOUGHTS ON: Freedom: Vintage Minis
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.
THOUGHTS ON: Ru
At 162 pages, Ru is a short but intense potpourri of vignettes – powerful, superbly realized and well worth reading.
THOUGHTS ON: Cat’s Eye
I reflect on Atwood’s 1988 Booker-nominated novel about a controversial artist grappling with the tangled knots of her life.