Book Review: The Bloody Chamber

Book Review: The Bloody Chamber

Next to Du Maurier, Angela Carter is one of my all-time favourite storytellers. Her masterpiece The Bloody Chamber sees Carter spin subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, and Beauty and the…

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Book Review: Everything I Know About Love

Book Review: Everything I Know About Love

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir,¬†Everything I Know About Love, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding…

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Lunacy in Literature (The Bell Jar, The Yellow Wallpaper and More)

Lunacy in Literature (The Bell Jar, The Yellow Wallpaper and More)

As part of my Extended English Project, I chose to write about ‘lunacy in literature’ for my dissertation. This meant spending my summer scouring the internet for novels and articles that either centred around the topic of mental illness or stories that had characters that…

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