Lezley Saar: Madwoman in the Attic Over at The Guardian, Jane Eyre is April’s Reading group book, so I decided to join in and read it again. Readers, I admit: I didn’t always love Jane Eyre, the novel. I preferred the other…

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I signed up, finally! This year I hesitated simply because I need to concentrate more on my manuscript. But it’s a silly proposition for me really; I simply have to read something every day! Plus, I’ve already finished two books…

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Another year of reading fabulous Australian women authors is over. And it turned out to be an interesting one. Without any conscious planning, most of the books I read in 2015 would fit into contemporary women’s fiction category (genre?). As…

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There is a Russian proverb that roughly translates to “the first pancake is always a lump”. All of my pancakes used to be lumps. Ugly, ugly lumps. For a ‘perfectionist’ like me, that was unacceptable. So I got to work…

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Many versions of Emma When I heard of The Austen Project, I promptly rolled my eyes in annoyance and declared it a money grabbing outrage (remember, I’m a purist). In short, HarperCollins has asked six well-known contemporary authors to ‘reimagine’ Jane Austen’s works. So…

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