What better way to prepare for the Royal Wedding than by reading? The Northern Echo has a list of six new books about Harry and Meghan.

Amazon has a new “single women fiction” tag, which makes me feel a little physically ill, but maybe that’s just me. Kaite Welsh writes about how the new pigeonhole is far more old-fashioned than the ‘New Woman novel’ tag deployed in the 19th century.

Stylist reports on the shocking research that shows how little we value books written by women.

But there’s good news! You can share how much you value books written by women (yes, even single women!) by pledging to my novel.

The Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature has confirmed that it plans to postpone this year’s award following the sexual assault scandal. The Pool has a piece on how this cancellation proves the power of the Me Too movement.

The Guardian (who else?) has a list of five books to better understand Marxism.

Investment in the Waterstones’ website, the Hub and growing its related product range are key priorities for the business under its new ownership.

Imogen Hermes Gowar, Women’s Prize shortlisted author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock spoke to The Guardian about why Anne is the most relevant Brontë, how Steinbeck made her cry, and the problem with The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

Staff at the Pool share their thoughts on what they’re reading this week, among which are Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg, 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction finalist, In the Distance and Jane Harper’s perfect sunlounger fodder, The Dry.

 

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