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The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

Set in Canada in the first decades of the twentieth century, The Little Shadows revolves around the three teenage Avery sisters, Aurora (16) Clover (15) and Bella (13) making their way around the ‘Polite Vaudeville’ touring circuit across Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The three girls are accompanied on their travels by their mother Flora, … Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Grey and Villette

I was not especially interested in reading Fifty Shades of Grey because I had a strong sense it was not really ‘aimed’ at me. In the end I was compelled to so because I felt left out of conversations with women friends my age who had read it, or at least started doing so, and … Continue reading