Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

To my shame, this is the first of Evaristo’s novels that I’ve read. It won’t be the last, however. I’m sometimes cautious about Booker winners – I fear that they’ll be a bit worthy (and this is coming from someone who tries to read the shortlist every year). I think I’ve been scarred by one … Continue reading Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet

This is the second novel on this year's Women's Prize for Fiction shortlist I've read (read my review of The Mirror and the Light here) - it is clearly an excellent year for women writers. As has been said elsewhere, I think this is O’Farrell’s best book so far – it’s certainly the first confirmed … Continue reading Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet

An Interview with … Claire ‘Fluff’ Llewellyn

Today I'm chatting to Claire 'Fluff' Llewellyn about her new collection, word play, and poetic inspiration. Hi Claire. Thanks for 'dropping in', so to speak! Tell us something about your new book. My new publication, RHYME & REASON: Facets of a Life, is a collection of both non-fiction and fiction poems in metered rhyme. The … Continue reading An Interview with … Claire ‘Fluff’ Llewellyn