The Classics Eight: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

My daughter recently had to study Macbeth for year 12 senior English, as I had done twenty-five years ago. The assessment itself was essentially unchanged: a monologue presentation followed by an exam. Macbeth is my favourite of all Shakespeare's works so I was more than happy to revisit the play as a means of helping … Continue reading The Classics Eight: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

Rebecca... About the Book: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of … Continue reading The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

Announcement! Upcoming Buddy Read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

I'm super thrilled to announce that Tracey Allen from Carpe Librum and I are teaming up for a buddy read! đź‘Ź We'll be reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in the first week of August to coincide with the original publication date back in August 1938. A modern classic and an international bestseller that has … Continue reading Announcement! Upcoming Buddy Read: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Book Review: Under The Midnight Sky by Anna Romer

Under The Midnight Sky... About the Book: Chilling secrets buried deep in wild bushland drive this thrilling new novel from bestseller Anna Romer When an injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground, local journalist Abby Bardot is determined to expose the area’s dark history. The girl bears a striking resemblance to the victims … Continue reading Book Review: Under The Midnight Sky by Anna Romer

Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

Australian drama series (2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock… When three schoolgirls and a teacher from Appleyard College disappear on Valentine's Day in 1900, the event has a far-reaching impact on the rest of the school, as well as the nearby township. People quickly come up with theories about the disappearances as paranoia sets in and … Continue reading Bookish TV in Review: Picnic at Hanging Rock

New Release Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

The Familiars… About the Book: Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn't supposed to read from the doctor who delivered … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Familiars by Stacey Halls

Book Review: The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan

The Beguiled… About the Book: A classic slice of Southern Gothic, shot through with psychological suspense. When an injured Union soldier is found in the Virginia woods as the Civil War rages, he is brought to the nearby Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies to recover. For the sheltered girls and their teachers, the … Continue reading Book Review: The Beguiled by Thomas Cullinan