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Victorian Vampire Slayers- Dracula

The novel is brimming with taboo images of the sexually repressed Victorian period.

Deadly Seducers- Dead Until Dark

To add to the stress of a human-vampire relationship and the perils that befall it, there is a murderer on the loose and his pattern is “fang-bangers”

18th Century Gothic Horror- The Castle of Otranto

Everything you would expect to find in an early piece of Gothic writing is there

Zombies Ravage Hertfordshire- Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

A blend of comedy, romance, thrilling swordfights and contemporary horror

Wild Animus

Is this what authors now think we want to read/hear? I sincerely hope not because the only word I have been able to think of to describe it is “tosh”.

Bitter In The Mouth

The title of Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth comes from the protagonist’s “auditory-gustatory” synaesthesia, a rare condition that causes Linda Hammerick to literally taste the words she hears.

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.

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

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.

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?