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Sunday, June 26, 2022

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