Author Spotlight: Siobhan Clark

The Bandwagon presents Siobhan Clark, author of The Children of Midgard, an historical fiction novel based in the Viking era, and described as "a Norse saga by a woman for women". The year is 961 and King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark has his gaze firmly set on the Western Kingdoms of Norway where his nephew [...]

The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick

I review The Growing Season by Helen Sedgwick. Now anyone can have a baby. With FullLife’s safe and affordable healthcare plan, why risk a natural birth? Without the pouch, Eva might not have been born. And yet she has sacrificed her career, and maybe even her relationship, campaigning against FullLife’s biotech baby pouches. Despite her efforts, [...]

Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff

I review Naondel by Maria Turtschaninoff. A priestess, a warrior, an aristocrat, a servant, a witch, a fisherman's daughter and a slave destined for human sacrifice: seven very different women united by one common bond- they are all prisoners of the handsome, cruel Iskan, and they all want to escape. But in order to do [...]

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I review The Power by Naomi Alderman. In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing [...]

Ask The Author: Ruth Francisco

Author and fierce feminist Ruth Francisco chats to The Bandwagon about Catfish Pearl, and her writing process. Ruth Francisco worked in the film industry for 15 years before selling her first novel “Confessions of a Deathmaiden” to Warner Books in 2003, followed by “Good Morning, Darkness,” which was selected by Publishers’ Weekly as one of [...]

Feminist February

Ellen Orange over at See Orange has proposed a reading challenge: Feminist February. Never one to back down from a challenge, particularly one that revolves around books, I thought I'd join in. As a fellow UK citizen, I too feel helpless in the face of the hatred coming out of the US. Trump & his [...]