This is a clever, character-focused novel from the 1920s that turns a sharp eye on matters of class.
Tag: women’s fiction
Review: Strange Journey by Maud Cairnes
This is a fascinating bodyswap story that digs into 1930s class differences – I loved it!
Review: Latchkey Ladies by Marjorie Grant
This book is a bleak but fascinating glimpse of life in London for young working women in the First World War.Continue reading “Review: Latchkey Ladies by Marjorie Grant”
Review: Which Way? by Theodora Benson
This book, which explores a young woman’s life across three alternate timelines, was so good that I can’t stop thinking about it!Continue reading “Review: Which Way? by Theodora Benson”
Review: Women’s Weird 2
Remember how much I enjoyed Handheld Press’s anthology of Weird fiction by female writers (review here if you missed it)? Well, there’s a second volume, and it’s just as fascinatingly eerie!
Review: Monster, She Wrote
A rare non-fiction review for you today! Monster, She Wrote takes a fun but informative look at the legacy of female science fiction and horror writers across history.
Review: Women’s Weird
Happy Halloween! I’ve got a review of an appropriately spooky book for you today – a collection of Weird short stories by female writers that, in my opinion, is a must for anyone who likes a good supernatural scare…
Blog Tour: Becoming Mrs Lewis
Living in Oxford, you can’t help but be beset by CS Lewis facts and stories all the time. Somehow, though, I didn’t know anything about the woman that became his wife, the poet Joy Davidman, and so I was very intrigued to read her story – but I wasn’t expecting this book to have so much of an impact on me!
Review: Gravity is the Thing
As a teen, I was a huge fan of Jaclyn Moriarty’s quirky, personable epistolary YA, so I was really excited to see that she had written her first adult novel! It captures that same eccentric spirit as her YA works, but manages to be something completely different.
Review: The Light Over London
I’m a big fan of Julia Kelly’s historical romance, which I discovered because she’s my friend Justine’s sister. However, I generally don’t like dual-timeline women’s fiction (did anyone else find this was all the historical fiction that was available in about 2008-2010? I got so fed up!), so I was apprehensive about picking this up. I needn’t have worried. Julia’s command of character and language is so good that I was hooked from the very beginning – The Light Over London is a really compelling story that I’m still thinking about, weeks later.