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Célina, Catherine Axelrad Review

Célina is beautifully written by Catherine Axelrad who captures brilliantly the tone and voice of a young servant, conveying an exaggerated sense of loyalty and hierarchical respect which overlays the harsh reality of a chambermaid’s […]

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Chauvo-Feminism On Sex Power & #MeToo Sam Mills Review

BookBlast review of Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo by author and publisher, Sam Mills. It is an erudite, pithy assessment of the chauvo-feminist man based on personal lived experience and testimonies from women and […]

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Tatiana de Rosnay, Alicia Drake & Others Beyond Words LitFest pt. 2

This is the second post rounding up the highlights of the Beyond Words LitFest 2019 at the Institut Français Royaume-Uni. “So many books have been written with Paris as a character and there are so […]

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Cécile Menon Les Fugitives Editions Interview

Book Blast interview with Cécile Menon publisher at Les Fugitives  Cécile Menon tells us a bit about yourself; are (were) your parents great readers? Tell us a bit about yourself. My mother was a reader. […]

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Protest! Stories of Resistance (ed.) Ra Page Review

Protest! Stories of Resistance is a superb anthology edited by Ra Page, CEO and Founder of Comma Press. He has edited over twenty anthologies. “Our own, personal experience of the event – as it unfolded […]

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Silent Women Pioneers of Cinema (Eds) Bridges & Robson Review

Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema is the first book to give an overview of early women filmmakers in the USA, Europe and beyond. It has fantastic b/w photos which will appeal to all lovers of […]

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Her Brilliant Career the 1950s Woman Rachel Cooke Review

The stereotypical view of the 1950s woman is reflected in vintage postcards on sale at stalls in Portobello Market, featuring colourful ads for hoovers, OMO, ‘Empire’ baby pants, or Kenwood chef food processors alongside an […]