Category Archives: women

#TBRChallenge – Vintage: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

TweetOn one of the few occasions when I met the late Ursula K. LeGuin, I asked if she would recommend me a book to read. She suggested Lolly Willowes: Or the Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner, published in 1926. … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Secrets and Lies: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

TweetI know, I know, I should have read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein back in 2012 when it came out because I had pre-ordered it, but I never felt quite ready. By exerting a magnificently huge effort, I managed … Continue reading

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Kalikoi!

TweetKalikoi, a new F/F publishing house, will launch on May 3. Kalikoi brings you the best fiction about women in love with women. Our diverse authors know how to stir your imagination, speed up your heart, and make you laugh … Continue reading

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A Diary without Dates, Enid Bagnold – WWI Challenge

Tweet My most recent book for The WWI Challenge was Enid Bagnold’s A Diary Without Dates, which is out of copyright and available for free download. It’s a famous work (the author also wrote National Velvet) and one I’ve meant … Continue reading

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“Canada to England,” Marjorie L. C. Pickthall

TweetCanada to England Great names of thy great captains gone before Beat with our blood, who have that blood of thee: Raleigh and Grenville, Wolfe, and all the free Fine souls who dared to front a world in war. Such … Continue reading

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“A Mother’s Dedication,” Margaret Peterson

TweetA Mother’s Dedication Dear son of mine, the baby days are over, I can no longer shield you from the earth; Yet in my heart always I must remember How through the dark I fought to give you birth. Dear … Continue reading

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Joan of Arc and World War One

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Academic Heroines

TweetI wrote a post, “Undressing the Hero: Judith Ivory’s Untie My Heart” for Heroes and Heartbreakers that went live today. Now on to today’s topic. I don’t intend to make “unusual heroines” a weekly thing, but I do want to … Continue reading

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Accepting Compliments

TweetI have to work on accepting compliments about my writing. It’s weird to think of that as a skill that one must acquire, but the more I talk to people about my writing, the more I realize how difficult it … Continue reading

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