Category Archives: Literature

Is this a movie or real life?

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Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

Intelligent, young Joan rebels against medieval social structures that forbid women to learn. When her brother is brutally killed during a viking attack, Joan takes up his cloak and identity and enters a monastry, where her intelligence, wisdom, compassion and healing powers become well- known. … Continue reading

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The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture

The Woman Beautiful or, The Art of Beauty Culture by Helen Follett Stevans, is an funny, insightful little book. I’m so glad I found a tattered copy in a book shop, at Elephant Castle! The book is a beauty guide for women but it … Continue reading

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Books That Will Change Your Life….

Books I think made a difference to my life and if you read them; will likely made a difference to yours: Frankenstien by Mary Shelley Regeneration by Pat Barker Atonement by Ian Mcewan Therese Raquin by Emile Zola Hunger by Knut … Continue reading

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The Pinnacle of French novels

I picked up a gem in the bookshop yesterday, called Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. Now usually I don’t go for French novels (not to mention films) because most of them are not to my taste as they are rife … Continue reading

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