Kissing through a handkerchief

Edward Byrne has freely transposed the sonnets of Louise Labé (1522-1566) and Guido Cavalcanti (shown at left, circa 1255-1300) for audaciously modern renderings. REVIEW

The suitcase and the jar

Reviewer Carys Cragg calls Livingston’s journey, told in The Suitcase and the Jar, “masterfully overwhelming and at once heartbreaking and stunningly… FULL STORY

The Sea Lord vs. Winnie

Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, Jan Morris has described Gough’s dual biography as “enthralling” and “a work of profound… FULL STORY

First Comings

According to reviewer Becki L. Ross, “Lori Brotto’s Better Sex not only inoculates the reader against the scourge of sexual… FULL STORY

Build it and they will chum

More than a decade later, their communal practice of women helping women has maintained its radically egalitarian ethic. Mudgirls Manifesto: … FULL STORY

Julia, graphically yours

Michael Kluckner admires Henshaw’s talents but acknowledges his dismay at her anti-suffrage sentiments, British imperialism and racism. He counters with… FULL STORY

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