July 2018 book haul

After a haul-free month, I'm back with another stack of books that I'm eager to sink my teeth into. Top of the pile is a review copy I was sent (in a green Jiffy envelope, no less!) by the lovely folks at Pushkin Press. The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips promises to be "part modern fairytale, part … Continue reading July 2018 book haul


Book review: Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng

Picture a scientist. Who do you imagine? Some generic image of a man in a lab coat, or a well-known figure - Einstein, Darwin, Hawking? Either way, chances are you the scientist that instinctively springs to mind will be male. This was the finding of the Draw-a-Scientist test, which found that, out of 4,000 5-11 … Continue reading Book review: Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng

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

Indie introductions: Granta Books

Welcome to Indie Introductions, where I profile independent publishers whose work I want to shout about. Last month, I wrote about Salt Publishing; this time, it's the turn of the brilliant Granta Books. Granta: a brief introduction: You might have already heard of Granta Magazine, a literature and photojournalism magazine. Originally a Cambridge student magazine, … Continue reading Indie introductions: Granta Books