LitKit on the road: first stop, St Andrews

In 1988 Gill Fyffe gave birth to a daughter. Following complications, she was transfused with 4 units of blood. Although this was at the height of media frenzy about the dangers of contracting HIV, she was assured that the procedure would be safe. In 1995 the Blood Transfusion Service contacted her to inform her that the blood may have been contaminated. Gill was then diagnosed … Continue reading LitKit on the road: first stop, St Andrews

Of Love and Cooking: Jorge Amado’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966)

Dear readers, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands is not for the abstinent: detailed recipes of luxurious Brazilian food, interspersed with carnivalesque descriptions of love scenes and frequent complaints about an excessive absence of sex with the beloved one, spice up the life of Dona Flor dos Guimarães (or Florípedes Paiva Madureira, after her second husband). I already know what is swirling around in your … Continue reading Of Love and Cooking: Jorge Amado’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1966)