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Why I love the heroine of A Town Like Alice

In previous posts I’ve covered a Mills & Boon novel of the thirties, and a romance of the forties. Today I’m moving on a decade to the 1950s, and to talk about Nevil Shute’s classic novel, A Town Like Alice.  This novel doesn’t fall into the romance category in the way the other two novels…… Continue reading Why I love the heroine of A Town Like Alice

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10 great romantic heroines – from knit-ass to kick-ass

Hit-Girl in the movie Kick Ass , Katniss in The Hunger Games, the cat burglar Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises – all fine heroines, and I love them. But even in ye olden days there were women who kicked ass, and did it whilst wearing a corset, and without the use of rocket…… Continue reading 10 great romantic heroines – from knit-ass to kick-ass