International Literacy Day 2017

Today is International Literacy Day and I teamed up with Viking to express my love of literature. Because, if you hadn’t realised already (where have you been?) I’m very much into my novels, especially those from the Victorian era.  I’ve been a bookworm since before I could even read. My family would read to me…

9 Works of Victorian Literature You Need to Read

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I love all things nineteenth century. I studied English at uni and during my second year I realised how much I loved Victorian literature so made that my focus for third year and my MA. You’ll notice a theme of late-Victorian Gothic going on with a few of my…

January #Paperhaul Subscription Box

January’s #Paperhaul box arrived earlier this week and I’d have had this to show you much earlier if I hadn’t had a bit of an accident with my ankle. Anyway, this time the stationery subscription box is circus themed! The #Paperhaul subscription box is £10 per month plus £2 shipping – and it ships internationally…

The Disabled Body During the Victorian Era

Three years ago I handed in my Masters dissertation on the ‘Victorian freak show and the commodification of the disabled body’. I absolutely loved spending a year researching and writing my 20,000 word thesis, and I’m pretty sure I’ll always be fascinated, or perhaps obsessed, with all things 19th century. My Masters is in English,…

The Museum of Extraordinary Things – Alice Hoffman: Book Review

I picked this book up on a whim when I was browsing in Waterstones. I judged a book by it’s cover, it intrigued me and when I read the synopsis I knew I had to have it. ‘A tale of star-crossed lovers set against a creepy, gothic backdrop of freak shows, murder and mystery.’ Independent‘Entrancing…Hoffman has…

Sarah in Wonderland had a Makeover: Blog redesign

Do you notice anything different?My darling little blog has undergone a huge transformation and I absolutely love it. Let me first of all thank the absolutely amazing Serena at Pretty Wild Things for all her hard work and putting my crazily long emails into action, she deserves a medal for handling my control-freak ways. I…