Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Charlotte Brönte's Women

Charlotte Brönte wrote of self-esteem as the antidote to the Victorian woman's equality problem. For Brönte, knowing your own self-worth, not giving into vanity, narcissism or just plain greed was the way in which a woman could be free, and consequently equal to men.

Sunday, 12 June 2016


When UNESCO chose the 23rd April as World Book Day it was not just as it was an auspicious day as far as Shakespeare was concerned, but also because it was the same day considered* to be the date of Cervantes's death. What this goes to show is just how influential and important Cervantes is seen to be in cultural circles.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

2016 - a year of literary celebration

2016 is a bumper year for literary anniversaries. From the deaths of Cervantes and Shakespeare 400 years ago to the publication of Truman Capote´s In Cold Blood and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea 50 years ago, there is a lot to celebrate and commemorate.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Girl with Head in Hands

Yep, I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and shove 'girl' into my title - bound to get people reading my ramblings, right?

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