Review: ‘Hellishly Ever After’ Nadine Mutas

Ever held a séance and accidentally trapped a demon into marriage? No takers? Just me? Crap. Marriage is my idea of hell, at least until the day an unfairly hot demon shows up in my apartment and drags me to actual Hell — as his wife. I’d honestly rather have a root canal without sedation … Continue reading Review: ‘Hellishly Ever After’ Nadine Mutas

March in books

I was going to start this post by saying how little I read throughout March, but that's not actually true. I read the grand total of five books, which is pretty good for me. Despite spending a lot of my free time reading, I am something of a slow reader. I don't know if I … Continue reading March in books

International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women

It's International Women's Day, a day when we celebrate women - past and present - and their achievements. It's not just a day about recognising and celebrating achievements, though. It's also about the women who are fighting a daily battle for equality. Here in the UK, we live in a patriarchal society. In September 2020, … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2021 – My Favourite Books About Women

Review: ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’ Richard Lloyd Parry

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the epicentre. Learning about … Continue reading Review: ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’ Richard Lloyd Parry

Review: ‘The Covent Garden Ladies’ Hallie Rubenhold

In 1757, a down-and-out Irish poet, the head waiter at the Shakespear's Head Tavern in Covent Garden, and a celebrated London courtesan became bound together by the publication of a little book: Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies. This salacious work - detailing the names and 'specialities' of the capital's sex-workers- became one of the eighteenth century's most … Continue reading Review: ‘The Covent Garden Ladies’ Hallie Rubenhold