5 Authors to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the best loved authors in the world. Her books have been read, and re-read for generations; and for good reason. No one does it quite like Jane, but sadly her list of works is slightly on the short side. And, let’s face it…there’s only so many times you can re-read Pride & Prejudice! So, when you’re craving some Jane Austen, but want something new, here are five authors to give a try. Read more

Review: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

When I sat down to begin All The Light We Cannot See, I didn’t know what to expect. The description did not give much away and I knew that it must be about more than it suggested. I wasn’t wrong. This book is easily one of the best I have read in while.

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Review: First Time in Forever By Sarah Morgan

 I can hardly believe  it’s nearly the end of February and The Female Scriblerian’s Romance Fiction February is coming to an end! This is the penultimate post, but don’t worry I’ve got a cracker of a book to review for you today!  First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan. It’s the unputdownable first book in the ‘Puffin Island Trilogy’ which is being released over the course of this year and it was fab, so without further ado, on to the review…

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Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

PersuasionPersuasion is Jane Austen’s last completed novel and, in my opinion, her best. Yes, Pride and Prejudice is light, bright and sparkling- with a host of characters that delight the reader but there’s something about Persuasion that sticks with you long after you’ve finished the last page and put the book back on the shelf… Read more

Re-Reading Books: An Ode to Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer

Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer

Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer is, without a doubt, my favourite book. I’ve re-read it so many times that I can nearly quote it and yet it never fails to make my laugh out loud or feel warm and fuzzy inside. Better than a box of chocolates, this is the book I turn to when I’ve had a bad day, or a good day, or a day… In fact, I love this book, and Heyer, so much that I defied the advice of my University Lecturers and wrote my MA dissertation on Heyer, Austen and Romance Fiction. Heyer, I argued, is the gift that truly keeps on giving! Read more

Review: Butterflies in November by Arđur Ava Ólafsdóttir

butterflies in november

Once, coming back from a university conference in Dublin, my friends and I got chatting to one of the other attendees about what he was writing his PhD on. He answered Picaresque novels and we all nodded sagely and said it sounded like a very interesting topic. Read more