The Well of Loneliness

A review of Radclyffe Hall’s landmark 1928 novel about lesbianism, love, and loneliness.

To the Lighthouse

A review, a rhapsody on Woolf’s gorgeous and seminal 1927 novel.

Charlotte Mew and May Sinclair

Originally posted on Something Rhymed:
We were delighted when Jess Molyneux got in touch. The youngest contributor to Something Rhymed, Jess first contacted us when she was still a sixth-former. We were impressed and touched that she had traveled from Manchester to Nuneaton to attend the George Eliot Fellowship’s Annual Lecture, which we delivered last…

Howards End

On connection, harmony, and female strength in Forster’s masterpiece of a novel.

Lolita

Considering Nabokov’s well-known, highly problematic, and inevitably captivating novel.

The Hours

A review of Michael Cunningham’s astounding, Pulitzer-prize-winning novel inspired by Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’.

Wide Sargasso Sea

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

The Bell Jar

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

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.