• November Book of the Month: Pride and Prejudice

    Jasmin Lemarie reviews 'Pride and Prejudice' for November's Book of the Month....
  • September Book Of The Month: Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell

    September’s book of the month, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, is an almost miraculous novel. It feels diminutive to even call it one. It's a book that bursts with stories to tell, in fact it has sprung several dozen leaks; in the form of footnotes (often fully cited) that...
  • Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

    Its never a small task for a creator to return to something they made if it has since embedded itself in the national - even in the global - consciousness. When that thing becomes a modern classic, adding to it is sort of like having a kitchen extension on...
  • Book Review: Mary Wollstonecraft – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    Published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman had a daring thesis: women were “rational creatures” and ought to be treated as such. It’s hard to overstate the text’s importance within the history of feminist polemic. Although Wollstonecraft argued against the harsh restrictions 18th century society imposed...
  • Hidden Gems: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

    Howl’s Moving Castle is a charming and nostalgic novel that I feel is highly underrated and has been forgotten in the years since it was originally published in 1986. Fancy yourself an arrogant wizard that changes hair like the seasons and has an ego that rivals the size of...
  • Book Of The Month: April

    TITLE: A Monster Calls AUTHOR: Patrick Ness GENRE: Low fantasy PUBLISHER: Walker Books PUBLISHED: 2011 PAGES: 214 WARNING: Story centres around a family’s experience with cancer. Also, you will cry. A Monster Calls is a short novel written by Patrick Ness, from an idea developed by Siobhan Dowd, whose own terminal cancer inspired the...
  • Forgotten Gems: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

    Anna Karenina is one of those undeniable classics that people tend to claim they’ve read, or have on their shelves to look a little more intellectual; in fact, it’s been on my own bookshelf for years before I finally picked it up this summer. Originally published in instalments in...