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

“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity
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“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Literature – the writing and telling of stories – has always been a way for marginalised groups to express themselves in ways that mainstream culture would not allow. It allows cis people, … Continue reading

A Review of “Such A Fun Age”: talking about white fragility in literature
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A Review of “Such A Fun Age”: talking about white fragility in literature


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I loved Such A Fun Age. This book was so easy to read. It had me laughing and cringing from beginning to end. It has been a while since I couldn’t put … 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

‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?
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‘Literary ghettos’: how do we make sure diverse authors are included in mainstream publishing?


I am drawing today’s discussion inspiration from author Nesrine Malik and her amazing book (seriously, go read it now!) We Need New Stories. In her chapter entitled “The Myth of the Reliable Narrator”, Malik brings up the question if and how we should judge authors by their writing. More specifically, are authors allowed to write … Continue reading

Review of Lionel Shriver’s new novel “The Motion of the Body through Space”: political correctness and exercise culture
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Review of Lionel Shriver’s new novel “The Motion of the Body through Space”: political correctness and exercise culture


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Lionel Shriver’s novel, The Motion of the Body Through Space, came out when Australia was in a strict lockdown and it seemed like a no-brainer for me to pick this one up. … Continue reading

A review of Susan Fowler’s memoir “Whistle Blower”: dealing with discrimination at work
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A review of Susan Fowler’s memoir “Whistle Blower”: dealing with discrimination at work


I picked this memoir because I wanted to read and learn more about other women’s experiences with workplace discrimination. It is something I have personally experienced, and to be honest, it took years for me to come to terms with everything that happened. In reading Susan Fowler’s memoir, I felt, for the first time, truly … Continue reading

“my wife said you may want to marry me”: a review of Jason B. Rosenthal’s memoir
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“my wife said you may want to marry me”: a review of Jason B. Rosenthal’s memoir


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I wanted to like this book. I really did. As many of you know, I review and write a lot about grief here on Bound2Books so this memoir from Jason B. Rosenthal … Continue reading