‘Hausfrau’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum

"Shame is psychic extortion", Doktor Messerli answered. "Shame lies. Shame a woman and she will believe she is fundamentally wrong, organically delinquent. The only confidence she will have will be in her failures. You will never convince her otherwise". Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum, Pg.6 Hausfrau was one of the first books I bought when I moved …

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‘The Pankhursts: The History of One Radical Family’ by Martin Pugh

We are fighting for a time when every little girl born into the world will have an equal chance with her brothers. Emmeline Pankhurst in 'The Suffragette', 27 Feb 1914, The Pankhursts: The History of One Radical Family by Martin Pugh, Pg.261 As Martin Pugh states in the introduction of The Pankhursts: The History of …

‘Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay’ by Elena Ferrante

The city seemed to harbour in its guts a fury that couldn't get out and therefore eroded it from the inside, or erupted in pustules on the surface, swollen with venom against everyone, children, adults, old people, visitors from other cities, Americans from NATO, tourists of every nationality, the Neapolitans themselves. Those Who Leave and …