Revisiting Fruit Tart: ‘The Woman in Black’

Last year I wrote a blogpost about fruit tart in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White which you can read here. Now, it’s time to retrace my footsteps with apple tart in Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black. Although the title and genre of Hill’s novel is a nod to Collins’s gothic romance, the narrative of The Woman in Black is significantly pared-back compared to … Continue reading Revisiting Fruit Tart: ‘The Woman in Black’

Forbidden Fruit: Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860) (Spoiler Alert!)

If you read this blog regularly, you will know that I (Amy) love a good Gothic novel. Even in the height of summer (ok, so it’s 15 degrees and raining right now in Durham, but it is still August), I can’t wait to curl up on the sofa to lose myself in tales of mystery, murder, forbidden love, supernatural beings, multiple narrative voices, and the … Continue reading Forbidden Fruit: Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860) (Spoiler Alert!)