Where to Start With Jane Austen

Where to start with Jane Austen

This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death. After 200 years of sustained popularity, it’s almost impossible to be unfamiliar with at least some aspects of Jane Austen’s novels. Despite this, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start with Jane Austen. Let’s take a look at a few options. Read more

Review: Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte is an excellent introduction to the work of the third Bronte sister. Written in secret when she was working as a governess, it’s an unromantic portrayal of the Victorian governess reveals much about the daily life of these women. Less famous than Jane Eyre, but more than deserving of your attention. And here’s why. Read more

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

What I've Been Reading Lately

It’s been a while since I shared one of these kinds of posts but I thought it would be fun to share what I’ve been reading lately with you. Quite often the books that I am reading don’t make their way into full-size reviews here on The Female Scriblerian but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth sharing. With that said, let’s take a look at what’s been on my reading pile lately… Read more

How to Make the Most of a Short Getaway

How to Make the Most of a Short Getaway

There’s nothing better than travelling. You experience new places and cultures, try new foods and soak up a world away from your own. But between working full time and juggling finances, long trips often aren’t feasible. However, when you learn how to make the most of a short getaway you can dip your toe in the world of travel and still be home for work on Monday. The perfect compromise! Read more

The Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekend

The Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekend

I love productive weekends. It’s amazing when you feel fresh and ready to attack my goals with a new determination. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to put together ‘The Complete Guide to Having a Productive Weekend’.  Partly as a template for myself and partly to  help you get the most out of your weekend. Let’s get started! Read more

10 Best Books Set in The French Riviera

10 Best Books set in the French Riviera

Summer is here and so today we’re going to do a little literary jet-setting to the South of France, with the 10 best books set in the French Riviera. There’s no need to pack your suitcase. Just bring your imagination as we set off to the beautiful Côte d’Azure (or the bookshop, whichever you prefer!). Read more