Book Review| Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen: A thrilling, dystopian sci-fi novel with a story that illuminates the experience of womanhood

Dark Lullaby is set in a not too distant dystopian future. It follows Kit and her sister Evie as they struggle to have children in a Britain ruled by an authoritarian government. Birth rates have dropped as having a baby naturally has become a near impossibility. In an atmosphere of fear and paranoia, families do… Read More Book Review| Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen: A thrilling, dystopian sci-fi novel with a story that illuminates the experience of womanhood

Book Review: All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O’Leary

All the Young Men is the touching memoir of Ruth Coker Burks, a woman who dedicated herself to caring for the people neglected by their families, friends and most of society during in the AIDs crisis in America in the course of the 1980’s and 90’s.  Throughout her story, Ruth comes across as such a… Read More Book Review: All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks & Kevin Carr O’Leary

Reading the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

*Warning: There are spoilers in this one. Sorry but I just couldn’t help gushing about it* As soon as I heard about Hamnet I wanted to read it. As someone who has loved Shakespeare’s plays since childhood just hearing that I could read a story written about the writer and his son sparked my excitement.… Read More Reading the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2020: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Author Tim Lebbon digs up his macabre writing roots ahead of the publication of his new novel Eden

This week I will post a review of the horror novel Eden. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask the author, Tim Lebbon to write a guest post for my blog. So what did I want to know? What made him want to write horror? Here’s how it all started….Enjoy! Whenever I’m… Read More Author Tim Lebbon digs up his macabre writing roots ahead of the publication of his new novel Eden

Shakespeare on the Sofa: The Globe announces new digital content, free films, Mark Rylance’s ‘Shakespeare Walks’, and online support for students.

Shakespeare’s Globe has been preparing a raft of new digital content to continue to engage its audiences with Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare & Love in Isolation will see artists, in times of solitude and from their place of sanctuary, sharing some of the greatest words ever written. The series will be released as soon as possible,… Read More Shakespeare on the Sofa: The Globe announces new digital content, free films, Mark Rylance’s ‘Shakespeare Walks’, and online support for students.