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You chose… ‘Contested Will’ for February’s ‘Famous Figures’!


It’s fair to say that the fiction and poetry of many of the finest writers of the past century or so…have been deeply autobiographical. The link between the life and the work is one of the things we’re curious about and look for when we pick up the latest book by a favourite author.” – James Shapiro ‘Contested Will’

I’m happy to reveal that February’s ‘Famous Figures’ most voted material is James Shapiro’s 2010 ‘Contested Will’!

You voted over on Instagram that Shapiro’s explorative text should be reviewed over Lucy Worsley’s ‘Jane Austen At Home’.

Shaprio’s novel explores the many conspiracy theories and rumours surrounding of one of the most famous, and elusive, playwrights and poets of the 17th century. Not only does he explore never-before seen details surrounding ‘the bard’s’ life and career, but asks why so many other authors have been suggested to write the plays that are still so popular today.

My review will be uploaded sometime around mid-February so make sure you follow and keep posted in order to receive regular updates and information.

Are you disappointed with the choice? Submit your own suggestions for review in my ‘Contact’ page and let me know why I should take on your suggestion!

Happy reading,


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February’s Theme

copy of famous english figures

I can now happily reveal that February’s review theme will be ‘Famous Figures’! Hurray!

For what would English literature be now without the influence of all these famous writers? With a new year comes a new time for knowledge!

Don’t worry though, I may not be specifically reviewing the work that these people have written…although it will certainly be surrounding some of them… *hint* *hint*

If you’d like to have a say in choosing what particular ‘Famous Figure’ material you’d like me to review in February, please make sure you keep up-to-date with my Instagram profile (credentials will be posted down below) and vote in the polls that I will be posting on my story later this month!

The winning material will be revealed on 31st January both on the blog as well as on the ‘gram so keep your eyes peeled!

Are you excited for February’s theme? If not; tell me why and make a recommendation yourself under the ‘Contact’ section!

Until February,



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