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Juli Witte

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Short review: 'Erté's Theatrical Costumes in Full Color' by Erté
I have a bit of a passion for the ballet and the opera. I remember the first time I went to the ballet and saw Carmen . I was absolutely taken in by the vibrancy of the movements and, of course, by the costumes. And yet I'd never heard of Erté and his stunn...

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Review: 'Lying in Wait' by Liz Nugent
I love me a good thriller, especially if it is all wrapped up in dysfunctional family relationships. Thrillers can, unfortunately, be very repetitive, especially with how many thrillers are saturating the market at the moment. Sometimes stories stand out, h...

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Short Review: 'My Cousin Rachel' by Daphne du Maurier
I was never a big fan of Hitchcock's The Birds , partially because of the on-set stories and the fact I always found it a little bit boring. But then I read a collection of Daphne du Maurier's short stories and that all changed. Her writing gripped me in a ...

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Review: 'Faithful' by Alice Hoffman
More frequent readers of my blog know that I have always had a soft spot for Alice Hoffman's writing. There is something magical about how she blends the ordinary with the extraordinary which makes reading her books both soothing and exhilarating at the sam...

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Review: 'Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives' by Leigh Gilmore
As some of you know, I am very interested in women's voices and women's narratives. Although my expertise largely lies in medieval English narratives, I also busy myself with reading up more current explorations of the roles of women within our contemporary...

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Review: 'Vivid and Repulsive as the Truth: The Early Works of Djuna Barnes' by Djuna Barnes, Katharine Maller
What do you do when you see a book by "the most famous unknown author in the world"? You rack your brain, find you really don't know her, are shocked at yourself and get your hands on the book ASAP. That's what happened when I saw Vivid and Repiulsive as th...

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Review: 'Good Me Bad Me' by Ali Land
As a thriller fan nothing gets me going as much as reading
or seeing something I haven’t read or seen before. Admittedly this can be quite
a task for an author since thriller novels and films abound, with new ones
coming out seemingly every day. So when I s...

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Review: 'My Life on the Road' by Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem is as close to a living legend as it is possible to be. When I first started on my journey towards becoming the full blown feminist I am nowadays I knew her name and of some of her work. As the years passed, she would appear in articles and b...

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Inkitt is coming to an Android near you!
I got approached by  Inkitt about 2 weeks ago with some very exciting news which I can't wait to share with you. But first, let's talk about Inkitt itself! Inkitt  is an online library of thousands of stories of all different genres, brought straight from a...

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Review: 'The Spy' by Paulo Coelho
Mata Hari is a woman who has fascinated me for years. You should know by now that I'm all about women breaking gender norms. She was as enigmatic as they come and her end only aroused more questions than answers. Not only did she live during one of the most...
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