An immensely enjoyable biography of the Brontë sister’s unconventional lives, astounding literary talents and tragic deaths.
Winding Up the Week #24
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about books on the blogosphere and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
Hay Happenings #4
A few pictures from my fourth day at Hay.
BOOK REVIEW: Books for Living: A Reader’s Guide to Life
An uplifting exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.
Winding Up the Week #13
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.
Winding Up the Week #11
In this end of week recap we summarize books read, reviewed and currently on my TBR shelf.
How to Read a Novel: Week #4
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.
How to Read a Novel: Week #3
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.
How to Read a Novel: Week #2
I’ve successfully completed the second week of my free online course, How to Read a Novel, in which we examined characterisation.
BOOK REVIEW: House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature and Life
Phyllis Richardson is the author of several books on architecture and design, and in this, her latest compendium, she writes knowledgeably about the great fictional British houses we have come to know intimately over the last four hundred or so years.
THOUGHTS ON: Me Again: Uncollected Writings Of Stevie Smith
Florence Margaret Smith (1902-1971), known to friends and readers as Stevie Smith, was a highly witty English writer, most famous for her perceptive, clever little poems.
Book Review: The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies
You know you’ve morphed into a literoholic when you start reading books about books – and having just finished The Novel Cure, I must also confess to being something of a literary valetudinarian.