The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Synopsis from Amazon: It’s 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can’t think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance, he’s acquired a book that once belonged to her – and, spurred on by […]

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Synopsis: Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne’s concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her […]

A Woman's Place: The Changing Picture of Women in Britain by Diana Souhami

This is not a long book, only 160 pages, which takes you on a journey through women’s history in Britain from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1980s. It is a pictorial history, with many images portraying the changes in women’s lifestyle but […]