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What I am reading: Madam by Phoebe Wynne

I am reading a few books at the moment but I really enjoyed Madam by PhoebeWynne. It’s set in the 90s in a girls boarding house and I really enjoyed it.

It blends classic Greek female heroines with modern(ish) day girls and their plight. I love Greek, Roman and Norse mythology, I used to really be engrossed in old gods and stories when I was a child so I was familiar with a few of the stories mentioned but there were a few I had never heard of.

I think you know when a book is good when you want more. I really want to learn more about Dido and her life. She was the founder of Carthage which is modern day Tunisia which I visited in an art holiday almost 20 years ago. I love it but now I want to read more about the classics.

I always read a few books at once, as well as listen to audio books and podcasts.

I am not sure if this book will be for everybody. The lead character was hard to like but her constant isolation and the feel that she doesn’t feel in brings empathy. The plot developed nicely and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

It’s set in a Scottish village and the school is run by the English. Having lived in Scotland and been ( wrongly) accused of being English and told to go home on more than one occasion I understood the friction. But as the story developed you sympathised more with the Scottish.

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About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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