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Strong female characters who embrace their femininity

The ‘strong female character’ trope is a familiar one. Ass-kicking, gun-toting, take-no-prisoners women like Ripley from Alien or Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games trilogy tend to be where our minds go when we hear the phrase: strong female character.

While characters like Ripley and Katniss are examples of this character type at its best, t…

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Our children’s and YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

The 91-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton A Tale of Two Kitties (The Adventures of Dog Man Book 2) by Dav Pilkey Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo Spooky Weird! (Weirdo Book 9) by Anh Do and Jules Faber Maybe by Morris Gleitzman Whimsy & Woe (Whimsy & Woe Book 1…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh Extinctions by Josephine Wilson Moral Panic 101 (Quarterly Essay 67) by Benjamin Law On Doubt by Leigh Sales A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton The Choke by Sofie Laguna The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (translated by George Goulding) The Dry

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