Forgotten Women: the Scientists, 6th March 2018

Journalist and editor Zing Tsjeng has found a particularly special way to mark International Woman's Day: by publishing her first two Forgotten Women books, a brand-new feminist history series. Both Forgotten Women: The Leaders and Forgotten Women: The Scientists shine a light on the women whose brilliant achievements have been dismissed, denied, stolen, or overshadowed by men over the centuries. … Continue reading Forgotten Women: the Scientists, 6th March 2018

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The history of fairytales: an evening with Jen Campbell, 8th November 2017

Author, booktuber, and all-round bookish person Jen Campbell has had a busy few months. In September, she published her first children's picture book, Franklin's Flying Bookshop, about a book-loving dragon and his best friend Luna. If that wasn't enough, she then released her first collection of short stories, The Beginning of the World in the Middle of … Continue reading The history of fairytales: an evening with Jen Campbell, 8th November 2017

The Bailey’s Prize shortlist readings, 5th June 2017

As you might expect, the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction has a knack for finding truly excellent writing. This is only the second year that I have followed the prize closely, but looking at my bookshelves, it's remarkable how many of my favourite novels have been long- or shortlisted for the Bailey's (formerly Orange) Prize over … Continue reading The Bailey’s Prize shortlist readings, 5th June 2017