Category Archives: Classic literature

Review: Lydia, the Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice

About the book: A spirited, witty and fresh reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice! Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she’s sick of country life – instead of sewing and reading, she longs for adventure. When a red-coated … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“If you loved Pride and Prejudice, you’ll love this too!” Everyone has heard of Mr Darcy and Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most famous book, but to my mind Sense and Sensibility is every bit as good and I love … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Continuing our Classic YA series, the Piranhas review Wuthering Heights. Goodreads blurb (it’s a bit hyperbolic, I apologise): Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by … Continue reading

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CLASSIC YA MONTH: The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Reading The Pursuit Of Love again was a joy. Fanny, the heroine, claims to be an ordinary child, but her cousins, the Radletts, are extraordinary and through Fanny’s eyes we get to meet and enjoy their complete eccentricity. The family … Continue reading

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Welcome to Classic YA Month!

Almost one and a half million books have been published worldwide so far this year, according to the UNESCO statistics I looked up on the internet. That’s a lot of books. Of course they’re not all novels and some of … Continue reading

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