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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…

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.

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…

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.

Women, Self Esteem, and How to Get It

Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by

Self esteem,, or rather lack of, is always cited as a big issue for women. Read what Christine Webber, psychotherapist, has to say on the topic.

I Confess – I Had a Fling But Now It’s Over

Posted on March 11th, 2015 by

I’ve been fickle, I admit it. I had a brief meaningless fling with my new friend, Kindle, but it’s over, trust me. Oh, I keep in touch for old times sake, and I take the old thing away on trips to keep it happy, but actually it only really served to rekindle (!) my love affair with books. I am back to books for good. There is something so beautiful and timeless about books. I just have to see a

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