Little Women

Little women written by Louisa May Alcott is such a timeless piece of literature that it is hard to believe that the author was born in 1832.

I have always loved and admired the main character, Jo March for her love of writing and her fierce desire for independence.

This story is still relevant today, encouraging women to value virtue over wealth and to be true to oneself.

The author writes with such depth and honesty and truly captures the coming of age of the four March sisters. Each have their own strengths and weakness which is skilfully wove into this incredible story.

Therefore the moment the 2019 film hit the screen, I was in the Que at my local cinema, full of anticipation.

I was not disappointed.  It was the most amazing production so far. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig this coming-of-age period drama covers aspects of ambition, true love and gender constraints that are as applicable today as ever.

With a star-filled cast of well-known actors and a number of nominations already in place. This is a literary film not to be missed.