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Book Review: Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander

Over the last couple of years, we’ve all experienced being stuck within the confines of our own homes. We know what it’s like to not be able to travel or socialise, to…

Georgie Hall on the inspiration behind Woman of a Certain Rage

Like Eliza, the heroine of Woman of a Certain Rage, I’ve found myself angrier in midlife. It’s mostly low level, a scream-into-a-cushion, slam-the-dishwasher-shut, pull-faces-at-the-ageing-woman-in-the-bathroom-mirror anger. Occasionally it boils over, which is how…

Bergman Island Review

Ingmar Bergman directed over sixty movies between the years of 1944 and 2003 – earning nine Oscar nominations, introducing the world to beloved actors like Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman, and…

Matt Cain on the five books that shaped him as a writer

To celebrate PRIDE month and the paperback publication of his wonderfully uplifting novel The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle, author and leading commentator on LGBT+ issues Matt Cain writes about the five books that…

Book Review: Nettle and Bone by T. Kingfisher

Quest novels are the beating heart of the fantasy genre. They typically centre on a bunch of disparate characters being thrown together under less than ideal circumstances and sent on a hopeless…

What would you do if men were under Curfew?

It’s a good question, isn’t it? My novel After Dark explores what would happen if we put the burden of responsibility for women’s safety in public spaces not on women themselves, but…