Episode 2: Fantasy Festivals, Mothers & More


It’s here! In this episode you can catch us talking about:

Women writers in the news, including E.L. James‘ announcement that her next novel will be released under a pseudonym, and that list of fifty influential books written by women from The Guardian.

Our International Women’s Day book club about The Yellow Wallpaper, with further recommended reads including Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women (full review of that coming to the site soon!) and Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present.

Highlights from our recent interviews with the likes of Annabel Pitcher, Jenni Fagan and Claire King, plus recommendations from Willoughby Book Club including By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart and Carol Ann Duffy‘s The Bees.

Our review highlights included Maggie O’Farrell‘s Instructions for a Heatwave, The Quietness by Alison Rattle, The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates, The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson and Virago’s forthcoming essay collection, Fifty Shades of Feminism.

Our crime and historical fiction recommendations from The Bodice Ripper, including D. E. Meredith‘s The Devil’s RibbonA Spear of Summer Grass and its prequel Far in the Wilds by Deanna Raybourn and Gail Carragher‘s series about “aristocratic teenage lady spies.”

In celebration of International Women’s Day we shine a spotlight on the likes of The F Word, LadyGeek, Geeked Magazine and The Girls Are, while our first Tales of the Underground segment is all about our love of Michelle Tea, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Shameless Magazine, Girls Get Busy and News from Nowhere.

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