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Do You Care Who is on Your Banknotes? Plus, WWBC!

Posted on November 12th, 2018 by

Have you heard of Ada Lovelace? Most people when they think of scientists fall back on images of men. The Bank of England is looking for suggestions for its new £50 note. Its website features an illustration of a man but wouldn’t it to be good to have a female? You can participate by a quick visit to their website and add your suggestions. Up the Women! Th link to the bank is in the post. Hurry! We don’t have long.

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A *Paean of Praise to Caitlin Moran – How to Be Famous

Posted on October 22nd, 2018 by

Has Caitlin Moran written a book that will go down as a great piece of feminist literature? Who knows? I think so. I think it’s a witty, laugh out loud, tear inducing novel of our time and that it should be compulsory reading in all schools. It is an explanation and a rebuttal for #MeToo. It is simply glorious. How to Be Famous, read it.

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Update on Lucy Atkins & her Night Visitor

Posted on June 6th, 2017 by

Lucy Atkins has a new novel out, The Night Visitor, a tour de force of characterisation and suspense. In this interview she shares the inspiration behind this latest story, and also some advice on how to get the first book published. Oh, and some stuff on dung beetles…

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Jess Phillips and Everywoman – Review

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by

Jess Phillips is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley. In her own words she is ‘gobby’. That is to say she speaks up for what she believes in and is not cowed (not for long, anyway) by the trolls who are determined to silence her and other ‘gobby’ women.

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How Enid Blyton Made Me a Feminist

Posted on July 5th, 2016 by

Enid Blyton was prolific author mainly known for children’s books although she’s not been too popular in recent years because of the politically incorrect tone of her books. Aged 6 or 7 I knew nothing about political correctness; the term hadn’t been invented. I did know about reading though and I loved Enid’s work with a passion. Well, her characters. Oh Julian…

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Book Review – Be Gender Smart by Inge Woudstra

Posted on October 6th, 2015 by

“Self promotion isn’t nice”

So begins one of the sections in Inge’s Woudtra’s new book Be Gender Smart. More on that ‘niceness’ later.

I get sent lots of books to review so I will ‘fess up and say I didn’t actually buy this. It was sent as a gift with a lovely inscription, for which many thanks, Inge! However, I would have bought this book because it brings together a lot of information in one place in a very readable format, with practical advice.

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