Monthly Archives: October 2014

On The Song of Ice and Fire: The role of women

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Fantasy is one of my all time favourite genres and the series A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIF) by George RR Martin summed up why in so many ways: an all encompassing new reality, magic, awesome characters, plot twists and, most importantly, dragons. What ASOIF also has is strong female characters who boldly take on traditional… Continue reading On The Song of Ice and Fire: The role of women

On re-reading (inspired by BooksandQuills)

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A quick post today as, after watching Sanne (aka Books and Quills on Youtube) talk about re-reading in her latest video, I felt inspired to think about my own relationship to re-reading. I love re-reading books. I know some people think it is the strangest thing, my mum can never understand the idea of reading… Continue reading On re-reading (inspired by BooksandQuills)

From page to stage: Wolf Hall & Bring up the Bodies

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Before I even start on a book to play discussion of Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell books I should be honest with you, there are no secrets here… I am obsessed fascinated by the Tudors. History in general is one of my favourite genres but the Tudors (and the War of the Roses) has had a particular draw over… Continue reading From page to stage: Wolf Hall & Bring up the Bodies

Feminst Fridays #1

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One regular feature I’ll be running here on The Bookseller’s Daughter is Feminist Fridays. Feminism and equal rights are something I feel very passionately about and this often crosses over into my love of books as I try to read and absorb a variety of views. Whilst I realise these books won’t be everyone’s up… Continue reading Feminst Fridays #1