All posts tagged book club

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

“Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.” Dolly Alderton is a journalist and writer who published her debut novel, Everything I Know About […]

Forbidden romance, vampires, and feminism- the history behind gothic fiction

Said to be one of the pioneers of gothic fiction, Ann Radcliffe published The Mysteries of Udolpho in 1794 and earned £500 from this publication. With The Mysteries of Udolpho, […]

Books to fill the Game of Thrones void

Game of Thrones has finished and if you’re wondering what to do with the Westeros shaped hole in your life, you’ve clicked on the right article. We’ve loved the immersive […]

Book review: Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer

‘A beautifully imaginative novel that delves into one woman’s life and her extraordinary relationship with birds’   Gwendolen ‘Len’ Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her […]

Book review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

“The conversations that follow are gratifying for Connell, often taking unexpected turns and prompting him to express ideas he had never consciously formulated before. They talk about the novels he’s […]

Book Review: Crossing by Pajtim Statovci

“This novel is more than just the crossing of physical borders, as its protagonist explores the crossing of gender and sexuality”   Bujar’s world is collapsing.  His father is dying […]

The Women’s Prize Shortlist 2019

The annual Women’s Prize for Fiction was formed as a response to the lack of women authors winning literary prizes despite there being a 60:40 ratio of books written by […]

Book Review: The Red Gene by Barbara Lamplugh

“A remarkably moving novel about love, loss, and family that spans three generations and almost 80 decades” – a CUB must-read! When Rose, a young English nurse with humanitarian convictions, […]

Book Review: Open Reveries By Bruno Cooke

“An unusual novel that nevertheless captures the difficulties of growing up and the importance of family” Richard is a victim of tempestuous bowels, Nicole of delayed tooth eruption. After bizarre […]