Category Archives: women in fiction

Patricia Cornwell: bored of Kate? Don’t let me yawn you

I was listening to the radio a couple of mornings ago and who did I catch chatting away about her new book? I will not keep you guessing, dear blogging friends: guessing games could take some time and my news … Continue reading

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Ode to Bookmarks: the new endengered species?

I love my e-reader. It’s light; it’s powerful; it holds oh so many wonderful reads in one stylish rectangle of intelligent plastic. But I have a confession to make. Each night I feel daggers of pain shoot through my mercenary … Continue reading

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She’s done it again! Patricia Cornwell’s Dust – a review

I have been an afecionada of anything Patricia Cornwell has published for longer than I’d like to admit. I’m in Waterstones (the UK booksellers) first thing on a Saturday morning to buy her new books, hardback and all (Waterstones stock Cornwell’s latest … Continue reading

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Can a fiction book (series) make you want more, and more, and more…? Installment 10 of the Can a fiction book make you…mini series – an homage to MC Beaton

MC Hammer was great, wasn’t he? Back in the Eighties, with his baggie trousers that made him appear like a Gene on speed. Well, MC Beaton is, oh sooo much better.  I’m talking ‘addictive’ better, not ‘just guilty pleasures’ better; … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for imaginary friends!

I’ve finished my tween novel – have I mentioned this? Oh, did I? What! You mean I can’t even brag a little in my own blog! Anywho, I’ve finished this novel, and I’ve got NO.BO.DY to bore about this, except … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day, UK ladies!

It’s Mothers Day in the UK, and probably also elsewhere in the world. Happy day to you all! How do we feature in books, may I ask? Usually pretty well if it’s a children’s book: we are kind, patient, we … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day! Top 5 books celebrating fictional women who rock

Let’s start with a bang. At number 1. is Lisbeth Salander, young, ill at ease in society, super gifted heroine of the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson. If you are looking for kick a** female fictional character, you’ve got it: ‘There were not … Continue reading

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