Tagged: women


Country of the Pointed Firs – Sarah Orne Jewett

Review: Perfect for a holiday read – or for dreaming about being on holiday. It’s not very often that I finish a book and immediately want to read everything else by that author. It happened with Tove Jansson, Elizabeth von Arnim and now again with Sarah Orne Jewett. An unnamed...


Because this is Croatia

Last night as we were walking home from the theatre, we stopped by an old lady who appeared to be struggling to walk. “Do you think we should help her?” said C. We looked back at the woman, who was leaning against the wall, her handbag and a bag of...


Song of the Lark – Willa Cather

“Song of the Lark”, Willa Cather; (Kindle edition), 1915 Review – A worthy American classic I’m ashamed to admit I’d never heard of Willa Cather before picking up this book. She’s an important classic American author – but somehow I’d missed her entirely. And, in fact, I may still have...


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Bronte

“The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” (Kindle edition), 1848. A review of Anne Bronte’s forgotten classic. It’s no secret that I adore classic novels. Just a few days after borrowing my Kindle in Italy, C’s mum handed it back to me and said “you’ve got a lot of Anthony Trollope, haven’t...


An A to Z of Women Writers

Like many people, I like to create rituals or impose odd limitations on myself in order to get stuff done. For instance, I recently went to Bristol to work on my novel. Yes, Bristol. It seems like an odd choice, but if I’d stayed in Zagreb I probably would have...


30 Years of Sundays

When Bogdan reads the classifieds, he sucks air in loudly through his teeth. Occasionally, when he finds something interesting, he’ll make farty noises with his lips. Ana, who has sat by his side for 30 years of Sundays, carries on with her knitting as her fury rises and rises until...


Reading Women

Quite by accident this year I’ve almost entirely read books only by women. * Many internets-people have declared 2014 to be the year they read more women writers. Some are even going so far as to say they’ll only read women writers. Having usually been someone who says “I only...

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“Oh Tata,” Gorana said. “Do we have to go in there? Can’t we just call?”
“Don’t be a silly girl,” he said. “I know these people. We’ll just pop in for a drink and then we can ask Visnja about the cakes.”
“It’s just so full of old men,” she muttered under her breath, but followed her father into the bar.


Friday Flush – 1 June 2012

Welcome back to the boglogger’s Friday Flush! Catch up on the web’s premier round up of global loo news! To Pee or Not to Pee First up, a debate in the UK about whether or not it is acceptable to urinate in public. You can read the full article here,...

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News dump

When you are an international toilet woman of mystery, you get sent a lot of interesting toilet related links. Here’s a few I received this week. How much does your poo weigh?This device was actually designed to show people how much weight they ‘lose’ after going to the toilet but...