Book 12: Little Tales of Misogyny

Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith
Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith

Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith was picked up in a second hand book shop somewhere. It was on my suggestions list. It’s been a brilliant book for the tram journey into the city as they are mostly very short stories and it’s very portable. Also it gets your brain working for whatever else you’re about to do.

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Book 11: Emma

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith
Emma by Alexander McCall Smith

Emma by Alexander McCall Smith was a gift from my sister who thought it amusing to give me a book with the same name, and that’s based on one of my preferred Austen novels. As well as retelling this story has moved the action (is that the right word?!) to Norfolk. So three good reasons to read it.

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Book 8: Wayward Girls & Wicked Women

Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women
Angela Carter’s Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women

A lovely anthology of short stories which “extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners”, according to the back cover blurb for Angela Carter’s Book of Wayward Girls & Wicked Women.

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