Book Reviews

We’re lucky enough to receive review copies from publishers who support our work. We have no budget for new books, so it’s wonderful to receive newly published books, as they ensure our library collection continues to grow for the benefit of our users.

We’re always looking for budding book reviewers! Why not pop into the library, pick one up of our review copies and try your hand at writing a review for our website? Alternatively, if there’s a book you’ve read recently, whether from the Library or not, why not write a recommendation for our website?

Recent Book Reviews Posts:

Helen Oyeyemi and Boy, Snow, Bird: a Review

Some of my very favourite reads are ones that intricately incorporate rich myth, folklore and fairytale, and Helen Oyeyemi’s novels are nothing if not characterised by her abundant use of all of the above, exploring territories and cultures that such historically mythical possibilities for narratives have become deeply embedded. From the central ghost story of […]

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Monstress volume 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

  The realms of fantasy and sci-fi have been ,until recently, overwhelming masculine genres of fiction ,despite the impact of those like Le Guin and Atwood, as well as genres in which alternative worlds tended to be the creation of someone white. C.S Lewis and Tolkien writing works after their elite educations at Oxford in […]

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Ethyl Smith’s Story Café Specials: A List of 5 Great Women’s Historical Fiction

As part of Bookweek Scotland 2016, we will welcome Ethyl Smith into the Women’s Library on Thursday 24th November from 12:30-2:30, where she will host the next anticipated edition of our Story Café Specials. Ethyl will be joining us to discuss, elaborate and read from her much acclaimed historical novel Changed Times, which also happens […]

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