#Book Bingo – Politics and Power

This year I have been joining in with Book Bingo hosted by Theresa, Amanda and Ashleigh, and in this round I am completing the Politics and Power square with Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth. At first glance Castle Rackrent appears to be a simple tale of the last generations of the Rackrent family narrated by … Continue reading #Book Bingo – Politics and Power

#BookSnapSunday – Utopia

Thomas More’s Utopia painted a fantastical picture of a distant island where society is perfected and men live in harmony; yet its title means ‘no place’, and More’s hugely influential work was ultimately an attack on his own corrupt, dangerous times, and on the failings of humanity. Thomas More (1478-1535) certainly lived in a far … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Utopia

#BookSnapSunday & Gaia 2020 – The Birdman’s Wife

Melissa Ashley’s book The Birdman’s Wife has been on my mind for quite a while as a candidate for both Book Snap Sunday and the Gaia Reading challenge. The novel is a fictionalised account of the life of Elizabeth Gould, the wife of taxidermist and naturalist John Gould. While John garnered most of the attention … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday & Gaia 2020 – The Birdman’s Wife