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Mrs Dalloway as a Provincial Lady

1 December 2023

The Diary of a Provincial Lady has become my unexpected favourite book of the year. Its unassuming and self-deprecating title very much sets the tone for the four parts of E.M. Delafield’s...

Studying while poor: Student life is not all it is cracked up to be

26 October 2023

The Ziggurats where I lived during my first semester at the UEA. Reading recent reports on student loans not covering the actual cost of living really hit home with me as it brought...

Feminist Barbie

3 August 2023

Spoiler alert! So I did go and see the “Barbie” (2023) film after all. And I wasn’t disappointed. Yes, it’s all pink and girlie to start with, but the parallel universe that...

Hunting the regicides in America – Robert Harris’s Act of Oblivion

6 May 2023

Robert Harris’ bestselling novel, now also available in paperback. The Act of Indemnity and Oblivion passed after the Restoration of the Stuarts to the English throne in 1660 was...