Welcome back…

New year, new us, right?

Many of us start January with an abundance of resolutions and even if they don’t always see out the year they can still do us good.

If your resolution was to read more books or to read more widely check out these recommendations.

Miss Holdrick:- ‘The Power’ by Naomi Alderman: an excellent book dealing with identity and what it means to be a man or a woman.

Ms Eyre:- ‘Life After Life’ Kat Atkinson (and then anything – anything – by Kate Atkinson).  Because it’s creative storytelling and explores the idea that we can go back and start again and who wouldn’t want that?!

Mrs Jefferson:- ‘The Tennant of Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte which is about a mysterious young widow who arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years. She lives there in strict seclusion under the assumed name Helen Graham and soon finds herself the victim of local slander.   I would recommend it because the plot has twists and turns, violating social conventions and the laws of the day.  I also think she is possibly the best writer when compared to her sisters as it seems as though her ideas were ahead of the time she was writing in.  Unlike her sisters, Anne Bronte’s novel achieved instant success when first published; sadly, after her death, her sister, Charlotte, prevented its re-publication.

Please comment and recommend a book.