Essays/criticism

I've just written the preface for Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey, out soon from Vintage Classics.

And Amber Reeves's wonderful feminist novel, A Lady and her Husband, with a preface by me, is out now from Persephone Books.

Some writing about the Brontës
Where to start with the Brontës

Some writing about heroines
Girls, pick your bedtime reading with care
Can men write good heroines?
What Elizabeth Bennet taught me about romance
Can a good book actually change our personalities?
Anne of Green Gables and the power of the imagination
Unsung literary heroines
Bad girls gone good: Angelina as Maleficent
Cottage loaf for Virginia Woolf
When Meryl becomes Emmeline
How to be a new year heroine
Top 5 literary heroines every young girl should meet
Seven fictional women whose life stories inspire us
Sophia Kingshill's Mermaids
Rachel Cooke's Her Brilliant Career
RIP Doris Lessing
Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl
Nina Stibbe's Man at the Helm
Patricia Duncker's Sophie and the Sibyl
Five best novels about spinsters
Why The Hunger Games's killer Katniss is a great female role model

Writing about life
You can take the girl out of Baghdad....

Writing about theatre
Why the Bechdel Test doesn't (always) work
Girl meets boy: my quest to write a feminist rom com
Performance anxiety