Rachel Hopkins

Rachel has written 3 articles for Nouse

The Winter Rose, Jennifer Donnelly


Set in the 1900s against the cruel backdrop of turn-of-the-century London, this epic book is bound to become a favourite on your bookshelf. Donnelly tells the story of a woman fighting against her parents and society to become a doctor

Childhood Interrupted, Kathleen O’Malley

★★★★☆ In this terrifyingly true story, set in the 1950’s, Kathleen O’Malley relives her disrupted childhood, in which she was…

Ugly, Constance Briscoe


Similar in plot to Dave Pelzer’s A Child Called It, this personal memoir gives a harrowing account of a young girl growing up surrounded by extreme abuse. At times upsetting, Briscoe relives her childhood and allows us to witness her growth from a terrified child into a strong and brave new woman