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To the lighthouse
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Ramsay wants to go to the lighthouse. His mother says that yes, of course they can go tomorrow, weather permitting. His father disagrees. The weather will not permit it, he asserts, they will not go to the lighthouse.

Much of this novel revolves around the one afternoon and evening before this proposed trip to the lighthouse. The Ramsay family, maternal and magnificent mother, needy professor father and all eight children are staying in their holiday home in the Isle of Skye. With them are a number of other guests, Lily Briscoe the painter. William Banks, Augustus Carmichael, and Charles Tansey.

Herland
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Read it online Imagine a world without men. A world where women are able to reproduce without men, where the […]

In the eye of the beholder

Kameron Hurley, author of God’s War wasn’t overly impressed by The Cabin in the Woods, as maybe you can tell […]

Josephine Butler
Josephine Butler

I work in a library headquarters, this means that we process the new stock [1] . Part of this processing […]

Margaret Atwood: Haunted by The Handmaid’s Tale | Books | The Guardian

Some books haunt the reader. Others haunt the writer. The Handmaid’s Tale has done both. via Margaret Atwood: Haunted by […]

RTÉ Sports Person of the Year Awards | gaelick

Katie Taylor is undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest sports person ever. She is one of the greatest female boxers in the world.Her […]

Cinderella ate my daughter

cinderella ate my daughterAfter a career writing about feminism and girls in culture Peggy Orenstein found herself the mother of a girl. And so brought face to face with the practicalities of what she had been theorising about, how to raise a girl to believe in herself and how to try
and avoid the madonna/whore dichotomy. And then her daughter entered her “Disney princess” phase.

Brutal women

Author Kameron Hurley has been getting a bit of coverage in the sff-world lately on account of her debut novel […]

A vindication of the rights of woman

In the present state of society, it appears necessary to go back to first principles in search of the most […]

Singled out

Full title: Singled Out: How Two Million British Women Survived Without Men After the First World War ISBN: 9780670915644 In […]

Burn me deadly

Author Alex Bledsoe
An Eddie LaCrosse novel #2

This book takes place around a year, maybe more I can’t recall, after the first one, The sword-edged blonde and since then Eddie and Liz have become a couple. Apart from that nothing much has changed for Eddie. He is still a sword-jockey for hire, and returning one night from a job he almost runs over a blonde woman who is about to mess up his life.

The sword-edged blonde

Author: Alex Bledsoe
An Eddie LaCrosse novel #1
Eddie LaCrosse is a sword jockey, or private detectives in this fantasy world. He is also a man with a past. And that past is coming back to haunt him. I really loved parts of this book