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Stockings and Cellulite

Stockings and Cellulite – Debbie Viggiano Cassandra Cherry’s life takes a turn for the worse when she catches husband Stevie in bed with a 45-year-old divorcee called Cynthia. Suddenly single, Cass throws herself into the business of getting over Stevie with gusto. Then, when Cass is least prepared, […]

Sex, Jealousy, and Gender

Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, 80 years on This is a very interesting article on Daphne du Maurier, a fascinating and controversial character, as well as a supremely gifted author. While she is a romantic novelist, her books don’t necessarily have happy endings, while some can be brooding, mysterious, with […]

Unrequited Alice

Unrequited Alice – Sarah Louise Smith “I stared at my suitcase, contemplating the following three facts: 1) After months of planning, it was finally time for Hannah’s hen weekend. 2) In just one more month, she’d be getting married to Ed. 3) I really had to fall out […]

The Boy Most Likely To

The Boy Most Likely To – Huntley Fitzpatrick Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To find the drinks cabinet blindfolded, need a liver transplant, and drive his car into a house.  Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To . . . well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, […]