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    Ellie Duncan

    Period poverty is a national embarrassment, not a ‘women’s issue’

    An interview with activist Amika George reveals how period poverty is excluding young women from an equal education

    Nancy Drew – feminist icon or tired corporate creation?

    Ellie Duncan explores whether the children's detective series Nancy Drew is progressive or not

    Layers of history in the bright colours of Porto

    Ellie Duncan is enchanted by the 'azulejos' of Portugal

    Dispatches: Friends, Ulysses, and the value of a story’s ending

    Ellie Duncan considers how endings reflect a need for stories

    Online discoveries through the Oxford Book Club

    Ellie Duncan chats to the editors of the Oxford Book Club's new website

    Tiny words: on the art of small talk

    Ellie Duncan ruminates on the place of everyday interaction in literary writing

    Imagination and immediacy in travel writing

    Ellie Duncan interviews Neil McQuillian, Senior Editor at Rough Guides

    Food diary: why brunch?

    Ellie Duncan explores the role of brunch in history, culture and her weekend routine

    Author of the week: Halldór Laxness

    Ellie Duncan takes a look at one of Iceland's greatest writers

    Author of the week: Paul Beatty

    A look at the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize

    Writing winter from Shakespeare to Selvon

    Ellie Duncan surveys the representation of winter in literature through the ages

    On the incompleteness of reading

    Ellie Duncan gets lost in the countless possibilities of translation

    Rewind: Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th birthday

    On its 90th anniversary, Ellie Duncan ponders the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh

    Stop to record the moment

    Ellie Duncan considers the reasons why it is such a human act to record our lives