Note: Posts will be much more sporadic (i.e. infrequent) over the summer. Working full time + writing a dissertation means that whenever I have some free time, I want to get away from the computer!
Bright Red Publishing are an educational publisher based in Edinburgh, catering to the Scottish high school curriculum. Their vividly coloured, high quality study guides are instantly recognisable. Founded in 2008 by Alan Grierson and John MacPherson, the company has gone from strength to strength, winning numerous awards and growing their list. They currently employ an additional five members of staff.
How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
Ebury Press, 2012
I picked this up second-hand, hence the lovely beard and glasses additions!
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Arrow Books, 2016
You will say anything that occurs to you, but what I can’t understand are the things that do occur to you. I should like to take your head apart, put a fact in it, and watch it go its way through the runnels of your brain until it comes out of your mouth. We were both born here, we went to the same schools, we were taught the same things. I wonder what you saw and heard.
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Harper Perennial, 2005 (first published by Fourth Estate, 2004)
A collection of essays and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century
Contributors: Katie Muriel, Kristy Diaz, Claire L. Heuchan, Jen McGregor, Laura Lam, Mel Reeve, Laura Waddell, Sim Bajwa, Becca Inglis, Rowan C. Clarke, Ren Aldridge, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Laura Jane Grace in conversation with Sasha de Buyl-Pisco, Elise Hines, Alice Tarbuck, Jonatha Kottler, Chitra Ramaswamy, Christina Neuwirth, Belle Owen, Zeba Talkhani, Kaite Welsh, Joelle A. Owusu.
404 Ink, 2017
Margaret Atwood is not wrong. This book is indeed “an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now.”
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
Illustrated by Gary Gianni
Harper Voyager (2015)
A century before A Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros.
How Bad are Bananas? by Mike Berners-Lee
The Carbon Footprint of Everything
Profile Books (2010)