Wuthering Heights

Questioning popular opinion on Emily Brontë’s turbulent tragedy-cum-love-story.

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Wide Sargasso Sea

A review of Jean Rhys’ famous…well, that would give the game away.

The Professor

A review of Charlotte Brontë’s very first novel, rejected for publication before the more successful ‘Jane Eyre’, and an insight into its inspiration.

The Bell Jar

A review of Sylvia Plath’s exploration of mental health issues and gender inequality, ‘The Bell Jar’.

Tristram Shandy

A reflection on Laurence Sterne’s 18th century, satirical novel, ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’. Or just ‘Tristram Shandy’.

The Reader

Looking at translation (as a language learner) and difficult themes in Bernhard Schlink’s ‘The Reader’. Originally ‘Der Vorleser’, translated by Carol Brown Janeway.