The Power: A clever portrayal of gender roles

The Power by Naomi Alderman is a creative, intelligent novel which I have enjoyed listening to via Audible. I found that the genuine reversal of gender roles blended well with the fantasy elements and made for a very compelling read. I found the characters interesting and multi-dimensional each with a well portrayed back story and... Continue Reading →

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race: YES.

Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge is an exceptional piece of non-fiction which explores the inner workings of racism, white privilege and the way the world views these things according to a black British person. Eddo-Lodge takes many perspectives into account and acknowledges that not all white people... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Friend of the Family

Blog Tour Friend of the Family Tasmina Perry Purchase link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friend-Family-invited-wants-ebook/dp/B077MPRJMX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537471493&sr=8-1&keywords=friend+of+the+family Friend of the Family by Tasmina Perry is a gripping domestic drama told from the voice of a successful woman in the city. This book exudes the same flair and charm as Perry's previous novels, with focus on the familial and friendship elements of the... Continue Reading →

Careers Speed Dating Review

On Tuesday, I attended a brilliant Society of Young Publishers event; Careers Speed Dating. This event was brilliant for everyone, I felt, as there was a large range of speakers in attendance, from assistants to managers. I got a LOT of information out of it, learning about other departments and areas that have a lot... Continue Reading →

Why publishing needs to be INCLUSIVE…

...Diverse. Ask someone at least 20 years older than you what their view of publishing is. I'll bet that they will all say middle class white males editing literary fiction and publishing it. They will think of suits, cigars and whisky. You will be shocked as you think of the young, female-dominated crowds at publishing... Continue Reading →

Summer Reading Recommendations

You like to read and I like to read, so let's read together! I have compiled a list of book recommendations for over the summer period, whether you are basking under the hot Spanish sun or having lunch in the Pret near your office. If you're going on holiday... If you are going to be... Continue Reading →

Social Creature: A different kind of story

Reading Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton left me rather surprised. It was quite different to the more traditional gothic horror titles in the Bloomsbury Raven series, but very much confirmed for me that the gothic can be written in the modern day and in a city environment. The narrative is well-told with intriguing, self-absorbed characters who's... Continue Reading →

The Pool House: A shocking page-turner

The Pool House is the first book that I have read by Tasmina Perry, but it certainly will not be the last. It was a compelling narrative, with great plot twists and shocking character reveals. Perry writes stylishly and understands her characters along with the lives they are trying to lead. The Pool House by... Continue Reading →

How Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’ Could Shape Today’s Society.

Today, I have read an incredible non-fiction, short book by Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie entitled Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. This book is, in its most basic form, a modern-day explanation of feminism. In her fifteen points, Adichie explains how gender roles are constructed from day one. Not only does this include... Continue Reading →

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