Four Shakespearean-Era Tributes Hidden in Maggie O’Farrell’s Award Winning “Hamnet”
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Four Shakespearean-Era Tributes Hidden in Maggie O’Farrell’s Award Winning “Hamnet”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2020 for Hamnet and if you have read her novel, it is easy to see why. It is not easy to take on … Continue reading

A Review of “Adults” by Emma Jane Unsworth: on- and offline life
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A Review of “Adults” by Emma Jane Unsworth: on- and offline life


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This book has all the trappings of contemporary adult living from social media and phone obsessions including the ways in which life online complicates our relationships, especially female friendships. The characters are … Continue reading

Brexit Literature: a complete review of Jonathan Coe’s “The Rotters’ Club” trilogy including “Middle England”
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Brexit Literature: a complete review of Jonathan Coe’s “The Rotters’ Club” trilogy including “Middle England”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. This post as been a long time coming and I am so glad to be able to finally review all three of Jonathan Coe’s novels from his accidental trilogy, The Rotters’ Club. … Continue reading

5 Things I Learnt About Life Thanks to Catherine Gray’s Book “The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary”
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5 Things I Learnt About Life Thanks to Catherine Gray’s Book “The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary”


We find ourselves in weird times. Many of us have lost jobs. Others are trying to work from home while trying to look after children and family. Uncertainty is common place and it can be extremely easy to let that overwhelm you. Since Australia went into various stages of lock down I have fluctuated between … Continue reading

A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction
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A Review of “The Dead Wife’s Handbook”: Moving through grief with the aid of fiction


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought this book in the first few months after arriving in Switzerland at the giant English bookshop, that used to be located on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. I was so intrigued … Continue reading

Shark Week: Let’s talk about bleeding with Emma Barnett’s new book, “Period”
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Shark Week: Let’s talk about bleeding with Emma Barnett’s new book, “Period”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When I talk to fellow humans about the female reproductive system, I am always shocked at the misinformation or blatant ignorance people have. Whether you experience periods or not, the chances are … Continue reading

Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”
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Making Sense of Loneliness: a review of Olivia Laing’s “The Lonely City”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. After living in Switzerland for six years, I have been thinking a lot about loneliness and what it means for us humans. I have been thinking about whether loneliness is ever good … Continue reading

A Review of “Be the Change” by Gina Martin: activism, writing, and social media
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A Review of “Be the Change” by Gina Martin: activism, writing, and social media


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. When I saw Gina Martin’s activism guide, I was intrigued. I spent most of my early life and teenage years volunteering, raising money for charities, and working with different NGOs to spread … Continue reading