I remember watching the movie The Virgin Suicides (1999) as a teenager, maybe at 14 years old. I couldn’t resist the movie poster of it – the beautiful Kirsten Dunst who seems to be looking at you and through you at the same time. And of course, there was the title – how was I […]
As a book I have revisited several times, my copy of The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe is quite fragile and very worn. This bestseller novel was originally published in 1958, and became a huge hit with young women during the 60’s. It continues to be listed as a must-read for twenty-somethings (that’s where I […]
I picked up two of Angela Carter’s books kind of by accident – I was drawn to them individually; both ‘Vintage’ publications, both with bold front covers, both with interesting blurbs on the back. I didn’t realise they were by the same author when purchasing them.
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night is the story of Nouschka, a wild flower living in Quebec, Canada. With her twin brother Nicholas always close by her side, she lives like a wannabe rebel in a place where everybody knows her name thanks to fifteen minutes of fame during her childhood.