Sophie has written a blog about her favourite literary heroines for Penguin UK’s Women on the Page campaign, an online festival of characters and women’s writing running throughout March.
“Friends – even good ones – can be a mystery to us. Not so literary heroines. We know their every thought. We understand them; we’ve travelled on their journeys with them. This is where literary heroines win over filmic ones. When Emma Woodhouse realizes the truth of her feelings for Mr Knightley, the discovery darts through her head with the speed of an arrow. No-one around her can tell – how could they? But we do…”