Jeanette Winterson on For Books’ Sake

Monday 27th August was author Jeanette Winterson's birthday. In honour of the day I wrote a 'Bookish Birthday' piece for For Books' Sake! Originally published on 27th August 2012 on For Books's Sake. Born on 27th August 1959, Jeanette Winterson grew up in a small town in the north of England with an ultra-religious adoptive mother who… Continue reading Jeanette Winterson on For Books’ Sake

After Such Kindness by Gaynor Arnold on Fiction Uncovered

Recently I read Gaynor Arnold's fantastic second novel After Such Kindness and reviewed it for the fantastic Fiction Uncovered. Here it is! At the end there is a link to a fantastic blog piece by Gaynor, talking about the book and its inspiration - the relationship between Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll. The two were… Continue reading After Such Kindness by Gaynor Arnold on Fiction Uncovered

Ten Reasons To Love Daphne du Maurier

Originally published on 14th May on For Books' Sake: Yesterday would have been Daphne du Maurier‘s birthday. In celebration, here’s ten things we love about the iconic author of classics including Rebecca, My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn… 1. Her name To start with, ‘Daphne’ is a beautiful name. In Greek mythology, Daphne was a minor goddess (possibly some sort… Continue reading Ten Reasons To Love Daphne du Maurier