Animal by Lisa Taddeo

I am currently working my way through watching the second season of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.  It does feel like work as it feels somewhat relentless in the violence and trauma meted out towards nearly all the female characters. At one point during a group therapy session around healing and moving forward, Elizabeth Moss’s character June … More Animal by Lisa Taddeo

I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain by Anita Sethi

As a female and someone who loves to run and walk in nature, I am incredibly interested in how other women view landscape and place. It feels as though the genre of nature and travel writing is a field dominated by male voices and so I was really excited to read a fresh perspective that … More I Belong Here: A Journey Along the Backbone of Britain by Anita Sethi

Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames by Lara Maiklem

Published by: Bloomsbury August 2019 As someone who had little knowledge of what a mudlark was before reading this book it is really useful that Lara Maiklem opens with the following definition from the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles: ‘ A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a … More Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames by Lara Maiklem