Book Review

Review: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

We know the tales of The Iliad, of the thousand Greek ships that landed on the Trojan plain to wage war for ten long years because a prince of Troy had seduced the King of Mycenae's wife. But this is not a book about Helen. This is a book about all the other major women, from Trojans to Greeks, goddesses to nymphs, who were caught up in their own war as Troy fell.


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Review: Olive by Emma Gannon

When I started this book, I worried that it and I just weren't going to get along. Despite being 30+, and going through some stuff, Olive can come across as immature and self-centred. And the opening scene, with four giddy girls leaving university and dramatically screaming and sobbing all over each other did not sit well with me. However, thankfully, there was a lot more going on in these pages, which managed, in a non-judgemental way, to raise good questions about having children and whether you even need an obvious reason if you don't.

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Review: Polite Society by Mahesh Rao

Have you ever read a book that you wished was written completely differently? There were so many times in Polite Society when I wished that the story went in a different direction, rather than being confined to the plot of Jane Austen's Emma. And it was those moments of originality that made this an enjoyable read, whereas the rest made it feel more empty and stifled.