Somewhere Close to Happy – Lia Louis

Before finally going to my family home in August (after six months of not seeing my mum) I succumbed and ordered subscriptions for three book boxes. One of the was with How Novel. It was the first to arrive, as I signed up just before their cut off date for book selection. The premise is …

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The Guilty Feminist – Deborah Frances-White

This year I seem to be reading a lot about feminism. For me, of course. Maybe looking for sisterhood, reassurance and expanding but also defining better my own opinions and thoughts by means of mental discussion with the books authors. Either way after reading Born Lippy by Jo Brand I found this book in my …

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Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and The Parting of Friends – Anne Applebaum

This is my first book by Anne Applebaum. She is a journalist and historian, but this one is certainly written more from a journalistic perspective. What drew me to this book is the fact that Applebaum is closely associated with Poland (her husband was at some point a Minister for Foreign Affairs in Poland). So …

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken – The Secret Barrister – Quotes

In twenty-first-century criminal litigation where liberty is on the line, matters of law, not just fact, are decided by volunteers armed with absolutely no formal legal knowledge or training Magistrates, and the quality of justice that their courts engender, are very much The Future. This hangover of thirteenth-century parochial peace-keeping, far from being gently put …

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The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken – The Secret Barrister

I bought this book few months ago on Amazon sale. It came, landed on my TBR bookshelf and patiently waited for its time. It finally came after I read several books in a row revolving heavily around women and their lives. I felt it is time to dive into a different subject matter. And the …

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