The whump Donoghue experienced on hearing Felix Fritzl’s story may have had something to do with the fact that her own son was four at the time. Donoghue has two children – Finn, now six, and Una, three – with her female partner Chris Roulston, a professor of women’s studies at the University of Western […]
Donoghue draws out the narrative suspense with her customary combination of historical verve and emotional delicacy, as the mystery becomes not so much what is happening beneath Lib’s nose, but why. “Every body was a repository of secrets,” Lib muses, as she starts to look beyond her desire to expose trickery towards a truth that […]
Emma Donoghue’s publishers might regard it as a mixed blessing that her latest novel is set during the 1918 flu pandemic. While she can’t be faulted for topicality, it seems unlikely that many people will want to spend more time than they need to thinking about a deadly virus. This would be a shame as, […]
She also had the sexual ethics of a bonobo, lying to every lover as a matter of policy. Why is Lister my hero, then? Because she looked into her heart and wrote about what she found there with unflinching precision. “I love and only love the fairer sex and thus beloved by them in turn, […]
My earliest reading memoryAn illustrated omnibus of children’s literature. I can picture its pages so vividly, and it included excerpts of so many classics I went on to read, it served as the start of many other reading journeys, much like the Wood Between the Worlds in CS Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew.
Julia has little use for the pious resignation of sanctimonious night nurse Sister Luke, though she’s grateful when the nun grudgingly sends her a desperately needed aide. Bridie Sweeney is unqualified and uneducated but quick to learn, and Julia warms to her as they deal with three harrowing deliveries (sources of the aforementioned action, menaces […]
He declined to press charges and she was released several hours later, with the couple saying in a joint statement that it was ‘an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding.’
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Promoting her and Giovanna Fletcher’s latest fundraiser, Be My Guest, which gives fans a chance to win exclusive video call sessions with celebrities whilst raising money for four different charities, the mother-of-three gave a rare glimpse at her home décor, and we are in love!
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