Tag: feminism

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

55. ‘How to be both’ by Ali Smith

I’ve owned How to be both for a while, but it was seeing Ali Smith in conversation with Kamila Shamsie at my local Waterstones recently that inspired me to finally pick it up. I hadn’t read any Ali Smith… Read More

39. ‘How Not To Be A Boy’ by Robert Webb

A few weeks ago, I went to see Robert Webb talk about his new book, How Not To Be A Boy. Of course, he was very funny to listen to (it’s delightful to hear that typically Webb-ian delivery… Read More

20. ‘Within the Sanctuary of Wings’ by Marie Brennan

I’m not usually one to follow book series. I tend to be either late to the party or just not that bothered, but Marie Brennan’s Lady Trent series captured me from page one and has kept me hooked… Read More

1. ‘In the Labyrinth of Drakes’ by Marie Brennan

Brennan continues her Victorian-esque, dragon-laden, feminist fantasy series with In the Labyrinth of Drakes. This time our heroine, Isabella, travels to Akhia (this world’s version of Africa) to study desert drakes, the closest living thing to the classic winged,… Read More