Chetham’s Library

A few weeks ago me and my friend Corinne paid a visit to the oldest known public library in the English speaking world. Chetham’s library can be found in Manchester, right next to The Printworks and the National Football Museum, and is home to some very interesting and equally amazing histories. I didn’t even know it existed! It is very well hidden but upon entering … Continue reading Chetham’s Library

The Mars Room: Sex Work, Stalkers & Unceasing Misogyny

As many of you will already know, the Man Booker Prize Long List has finally been announced, and the line up is looking incredible. I was thrilled to see that The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh is on the list since its my favourite book of 2018 yet and its the first book I’ve ever read, notably loved and raved about before being nominated for … Continue reading The Mars Room: Sex Work, Stalkers & Unceasing Misogyny

YA Nostalgia: Point Horror

Recently I have been thinking more about genres of books I enjoy. It dawned on me that I have never really been a Young Adult reader, mostly because I made a large leap from reading children’s fiction, straight into reading adult fiction without any transition. Whilst pondering this idea of having certain genres that I love more than others, I somehow remembered my obsession with … Continue reading YA Nostalgia: Point Horror

The Yellow Wallpaper : Marriage, Hysteria & the Resting Cure

Yesterday I was browsing a charity shop with one of my friends when I came across a very pretty little copy of The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. A few people have recommended this to me in the past, and its description as a ‘feminist classic’ screamed out :  take it home and devour it! Here is a review of what I found to … Continue reading The Yellow Wallpaper : Marriage, Hysteria & the Resting Cure

The Water Cure

I’m awake at 8am on a Sunday because I have an impending opportunity in the next week which could *change my life* (!!!) and so I am naturally struggling to sleep. So I’m writing a review of this amazing book I finished this week, after reading it for only four days between work. I can’t quite put into words how much I enjoyed it but … Continue reading The Water Cure

Deeds Not Words Book Launch

February has been a super exciting month, and the thing I was most looking forward to was the book launch of Dr Helen Pankhurst’s new release- Deeds Not Words. For those of you yet to make the connection, Helen Pankhurst is the grand-daughter of Sylvia Pankhurst and therefore the great-grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement. As I am a) politically active, … Continue reading Deeds Not Words Book Launch