Tag: feminism

30. ‘The Penelopiad’ by Margaret Atwood

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, when he went off on his epic odyssey? Margaret Atwood will tell you. The Penelopiad is her reimagining of this classical myth, and it is rich with… Read More

Trevor Hoyle responded to my review

Last summer I reviewed The Last Gasp by Trevor Hoyle. As with most books I read, I had some positive things to say about it and some negative things. The negative things mainly revolved around my usual problems with ‘older’… Read More

On reading problematic books

Today I’d like to talk about something which I saw brilliantly summed up by @JamesSACorey on Twitter: I read everything with a thought to the time it was written in. We can’t expect works of fiction to evolve… Read More

21. ‘Alias Grace’ by Margaret Atwood

I chose to read Alias Grace partly because I wanted to read the book before I watched the TV show, and partly because I wanted a big, already battered book to take with me to the Hay Festival. It turned… Read More

My favourite female writers

Today marks 100 years since (some) women were given the vote in the UK. The 1918 Representation of the People Act granted suffrage to women over 30, who either owned land or were married to men who did…. Read More