angelica kerr Archives - The Glasgow Guardian

“Female sexuality reduced to novelty”: On Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

8th January 2023

Angelica critically examines the 2019 non-fiction text. There is no doubting Lisa Taddeo’s commitment to research for her blockbuster book, Three Women. She begins by telling the reader that over the course of eight years she drove across the country six times, spent thousands of hours with her three chosen subjects, moving to the towns ...

The depiction of Glasgow in books

20th November 2022

Angelica gives her perspective on reading Glaswegian literature as someone who moved here for University. Douglas Stuart’s novel Shuggie Bain, which won the Booker Prize in 2020, joins a long list of rich, and at times, dark, depictions of Glasgow in literature. His story was rejected by 30 publishers before going on to be the ...

Halloween: let’s read ourselves to death

28th October 2022

Angelica Kerr explores the best of Halloween: the stories. As a birthday treat, my mother invites us to sit down with her and watch The Shining: Stanley Kubrick’s film of Stephen King’s great horror classic. Just as roses and peonies are blooming and baby birds are tweeting, at my house we gather around to enjoy ...