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‘The Women of Troy’ is a direct sequel to Barker’s 2018 ‘The Silence of the Girls’. Euripides’ ‘Trojan Women’ is probably my favourite Greek tragedy, so I was slightly miffed that Briseis is again the main character and narrator of this story seeing as she isn’t in the ‘original’. I guess I don’t find Briseis the most compelling character that the book could have focused on, but I imagine Barker wanted to continue where she started so here we are.
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I’ll admit it, I requested this book because of the title – even the most tenuous Classics reference is enough to suck me in. I have been fascinated with Harpies ever since I was young. I don’t know if it’s because they are part bird or if it’s their sheer unadulterated, irrational feminine rage, but I’ve always thought they were really cool. Maybe that’s really strange but I’m guessing I’m not completely alone because Lucy, the main character in this story also shares this fascination.
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Hmmm…how does one summarise a book such as this? I guess by saying it is VERY Italian. The book is an autobiographical account of the life of the Italian writer Sibilla Aleramo and follows the early part of her life and career at the beginning of the 20th century. Continue reading ““A Woman” by Sibilla Aleramo”→
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I was really excited to read this book when I first heard about it. I am currently doing my Masters in Classical Studies and I teach it at High School level too so anything which prompts deeper thinking or poses interesting questions I am 100% here for.
The book is split into eight chapters covering topics ranging from violence against women, war, dieting and body image, gender fluidity and…Beyonce. So far, so interesting.
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This book made me feel interested in and enthused about Maths which is really saying a lot. I know a lot of people say they hate Maths but I don’t, I just really, really struggle to understand it. A friend of mine who is now a Professor of Mathematics once told me to think of it like a language. Little did he know that I am crap at languages too.
Anyway, this book is something rather special. I was worried that it was going to be one of those awfully clever books that makes me feel thick, but I was pleasantly surprised (and relieved!).
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So I was really pumped to read this, I really like Hargrave’s writing and I’m also really excited to read The Mercies when it’s released. Plus, a feminist Brides of Dracula retelling? Yeah, I’m here for that.
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I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, I haven’t read any particularly interesting or exciting new YA releases lately so to say my expectations were low going into this would be an understatement of epic proportions.
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I reaaaaaally loved this one. Mayan Mythology, the Jazz Age and a plucky heroine? Yes please. I’m slightly miffed I’ve never come across this author before though. I assumed this was a debut but I went to look at her Goodreads author page and she’s written loads! Publishers, can we have more money pumped into promoting authors like this please?
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In the introduction to this book the author Yasmin Rahman talks about how she wanted to write a book for young people, a book that would resonate with teens who feel the same way she did as a teen. I’d definitely say she has nailed that aim, this 100% feels like a YA book with its audience firmly in mind.