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Discover Angela Carter

Angela Carter (1940–1992) was born in Eastbourne and brought up in south Yorkshire. One of Britain’s most original and disturbing writers, she read English at Bristol University and wrote her first novel, Shadow Dance, in […]

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Celebrating Angela Carter

This May would’ve marked Angela Carter’s 80th Birthday. To celebrate we are sharing snippets from her extraordinary career, including this extract from Nothing Sacred. ‘In the pursuit of magnificence, nothing is sacred,’ says Angela Carter, […]

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Journey to Recovery

This year’s theme for the UK’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness week is ‘Journey to Recovery’ – a phenomenon, as a psychotherapist, that I often have the privilege to be a part of. I meet many […]

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Rebel Women and War

  A world free for all!was the rallying cry at the end of the Second World War. Free, did they say? Not for women, and not yet. Both East and West were taken up for […]

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Rebel Women, Sojourner Truth

In May of 1836, four enslaved women in Jamaica were brought before the Stipendiary Magistrate for refusing to work in the fields. As mothers of young children (one woman, Eliza Hall, had ten), they were […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Shadow Dance by Angela Carter

    Virago Modern Classics Book Club May 2020 SHADOW DANCE by Angela Carter This May our Book of the Month is a tribute to Angela Carter, in the month which marks her 80th birthday […]

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Rebel Women, Florence Nightingale

In one of the poems of his later life, Thomas Hardy mused upon the devastation caused by the First World War, and called it ‘A Time of the Breaking of Nations’. Like the revolutions of […]

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Rebel Women, The Story of the Book

Who was the all-time top goal scorer in the 2019 World Cup? Who but the quicksilver forward of the Brazilian women’s football team, Marta Vieira da Silva? When I was a girl, we never played […]

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Looking back on SALVATION CITY

Author Sigrid Nunez looks back on SALVATION CITY, her novel about a flu pandemic.   As only one of many who have written books about a lethal viral pandemic, I find it enraging to hear […]

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Tips from the Original Self-Isolators | Shena Mackay

Our brilliant authors are champions of self-isolation. We’ve turned to them for tips and tricks for staying productive and motivated in these strange times. Shena Mackay suggests making soup, puzzling and watching birds. Ironically, as […]

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Tips from the Original Self-Isolators | Clare Clark

Our brilliant authors are champions of self-isolation. We’ve turned to them for tips and tricks for staying productive and motivated in these strange times. Clare Clark suggests routine, putting your phone away and talking to […]

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Tips from the Original Self-Isolators | Sarah Waters

  Our brilliant authors are champions of self-isolation. We’ve turned to them for tips and tricks for staying productive and motivated in these strange times.   Sarah Waters suggests ditching the jim-jams, setting yourself targets […]

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