‘This Must Be the Place’ by Maggie O’Farrell

I have long championed Maggie O'Farrell. I truly believe she is one of our most brilliant yet least celebrated living authors; I find it incomprehensible, for example, that she has never been long-listed (let alone shortlisted) for the Booker Prize. I am certain that, like many female authors, O’Farrell suffers as a result of misogyny. Her… Continue reading ‘This Must Be the Place’ by Maggie O’Farrell

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‘My Cousin Rachel’ by Daphne du Maurier

‘For further development of the Rebecca type, this time narrated by a man’ writes Daphne du Maurier in reply to one of her many fan letters, ‘try and get a copy of My Cousin Rachel […] I got a lot out of my system when I wrote this, but what exactly I don’t know!’. Du… Continue reading ‘My Cousin Rachel’ by Daphne du Maurier