Tag Archives: Austen

Review: How to be a Heroine, Samantha Ellis

The third book on my Summer Reading List. On a pilgrimage to Wuthering Heights, Samantha Ellis found herself arguing with her best friend about which heroine was best: Jane Eyre or Cathy Earnshaw. She was all for wild, passionate Cathy; but her friend found Cathy silly, a snob, while courageous Jane makes her own way. […]

Christmas Reading | Little Women

When I first started my Literature degree, the first question I was asked in most of my seminars was, “What is your favourite book?” Now, I have to admit that I had a problem with this question, and I would like to point out that any discerning Literature student would probably not be able to […]

Becoming Jane: the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

I’ve seen Becoming Jane a couple of times and while I always enjoy it, there are still a couple of things which annoy me about it. Consequently, here’s the good (links to her books), the bad (Anne Hathaway’s accent) and the beautiful (James McAvoy). Firstly, I think my main quibble with the film, is that […]