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Books

Inheritance of Loss

Kiran Desai’s 2006 award winning novel The Inheritance of Loss

Hotel Iris

Not one for the fainthearted, Yoko Ogawa explores exploitative sexual politics and power relations in her newest novel Hotel Iris.

Jump!

Cooper’s Jump!, pulls to the front of the reader’s mind the likes of Francis Drake and Julian Fellowes, as she creates a world revolving around equine activity and class-climbers.

Life of Pi

It has been eight years since Life of Pi was published to international critical acclaim, and won the 2002 Man Booker Prize.

Rowling vs. Bronte

An online survey of the Top Five female authors

Mrs Dalloway

In times of bitter rejection or ultimate betrayal, nothing is more satisfying than imagining the punishment you dream to deal your cold-blooded nemesis.

The Handmaid’s Tale

This is certainly not an emotionally uplifting read, yet Atwood’s tale will leave you contemplating whether aspects of Gilead already exist in our modern society?

Terry Pratchett- I Shall Wear Midnight

Terry Pratchett is a man of many thousands of words, hundreds of which are wittily twisted into the nonsensical phrases that make up the fictional Discworld series, and fifty-plus other collaborations that span across a 30 year career as a novelist.

Judge a Book by its Cover – The Death of Bunny Munro

Meet Bunny Munro, a self-centred, chain-smoking, irresponsible sex addict who “just found this world a hard place to be good in”.

The Female Eunuch

At its heart The Female Eunuch is a call for freedom from a constricting conformity that still exists.

Eat Pray Love

a celebrated account of one woman diving head first into indulgence, enlightenment and spirituality – it’s a grown up gap year.

An Idiot Abroad

Whether or not Karl is a Gervais creation, which I dearly hope he isn’t, appreciate it for what it is and laugh heartily.