Category Archives: Feminism

REVIEW: The Chelsea Girl Murders – Sparkle Hayter

Robin Hudson, now Programming Head for the Worldwide Women’s Network, begins this fifth of her adventures when a fire forces her to leave her New York apartment block and take refuge in the Chelsea Hotel, at an apartment belonging to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Louisa May Alcott – Jack and Jill / An Old-Fashioned Girl

(Project Gutenberg e-books, originally published 1880 / 1870) I read these two books back in 2011, having downloaded them for the holidays. I’d read An Old-Fashioned Girl once before as a teenager, if I recall correctly, but hadn’t read Jack … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Delusions of Gender – Cordelia Fine

(Icon Books 2010) I was first introduced to this book by Nymeth in her excellent review back in January this year: it sounded interesting enough to buy straight away, though it’s been several months since it was first put onto … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Well, in the words of Sam Gamgee, I’m back. I’ve been on holiday this past week, and have conspicuously failed either to do much reading or reviewing. I have finally got around to starting Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender, which … Continue reading

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Hearts and Minds – Rosy Thornton

Apologies for not posting for a few days – I’ve been very busy and away from home this week (to the Netherlands, for work), so my posting schedule has been delayed. However, my trip away allowed me to read Dickens’ … Continue reading

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To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf

(Oxford World Classics 2008, first published 1927) I’d never read anything by Virginia Woolf before Nymeth’s review of To the Lighthouse inspired me to seek it out (I have a copy of Orlando which I’d tried reading some years ago, … Continue reading

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A Masculine Ending / What Men Say – Joan Smith

(Faber & Faber 1987 / Vintage 1995) These are two detective novels by feminist writer Joan Smith featuring academic Loretta Lawson as her sleuth. The titles, therefore, are rather ironic, considering Smith celebrates women’s independence and friendship in both novels, … Continue reading

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Different for Girls – Joan Smith

(Chatto & Windus 1997) Joan Smith’s book about how the world treats women differently, is a little dated – one of the main women she considers as an icon of womenkind, Princess Diana, was to die not long after Smith’s … Continue reading

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