Elizabeth Sowden

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Studying English at Newnham College, Cambridge, then Victorian Studies at Birkbeck, London, I filled several bookshelves with weird and wonderful works. I wouldn’t wish to be parted from any of them (most would probably be of little use to anyone else, in any case, as I have a habit of scribbling my thoughts across the pages as I read!).

In my spare time I enjoy browsing in second-hand bookshops. My favourite discovery to date is an uncorrected proof of Donna Tartt’s fantastic novel The Little Friend. Thank you, Oxfam!

A keen writer, I particularly like producing articles about developments in the literary world. Work experience with CompletelyNovel provided me with the opportunity to hone my writing skills, and I very much enjoy contributing to this great website. By reinvigorating my appreciation of contemporary writing, the site

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    Heidi Polk posted a message to Elizabeth Sowden Hiya! You know, I've heard of it but haven't yet come across it - yay for another book to add ...Hiya! You know, I've heard of it but haven't yet come across it - yay for another book to add to the 'to read' pile! I've been making my way through Wolf Hall - only about 180 pages left to go :) I'm waiting to hear if there are out of town people coming in this weekend, but will get back to you about the exhibit, as I really want to see it... Take care! (more) and bagged+3
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    Mother Tongue: The English Language
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    Elizabeth Sowden posted a message to Heidi Polk Hi Heidi, has Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger come your way at all? I'd highly recommend it -...Hi Heidi, has Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger come your way at all? I'd highly recommend it - have been scaring myself silly! Liz (more) and received+3
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    Elizabeth Sowden posted Great re-design! The new look is very calming and easy on the eye. One tiny misspelling: 'Send ... in The 2010 redesign - what so you think so far? and won+5
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    Anna Lewis posted a message to Elizabeth Sowden Hi Liz, I think the comments are working now. Hope it's all going well...I loved the guardian ar...Hi Liz, I think the comments are working now. Hope it's all going well...I loved the guardian article - agree that very sobering though at times! (more) and bagged+3
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    Elizabeth Sowden posted a message to Anna Lewis Hi Anna, Hope you're having a good weekend. Tried to post a comment to your 'Rules are mean...Hi Anna, Hope you're having a good weekend. Tried to post a comment to your 'Rules are meant to be broken' article, but received an error message from the badger! Just wanted to say I'd bought the Guardian especially for the writers' advice. Mind you, Enright's suggestion that 'The first 12 years are the worst' is pretty sobering! Liz (more) and received+3
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    Elizabeth Sowden posted Tasters... nice idea :-) A bit like listening to a sample of a song to help you decide whether o... in The CompletelyNovel idea and bagged+5
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    Find me at: completelynovel.com/esowden1

    Interests the nineteenth century, life-writing, writing, theatre, herbal tea, vintage fashion dolls, word games, shoes, journalism, art history, drawing, organic/vegetarian cookery, gender, and the development of the novel

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