Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Unreal and the Real

The Unreal and the Real: Ursula LeGuin- a collection by one of my favourite authors of some of her best stories. To kill a Mockingbird: Harper Lee- In my opinion, one of the best novels ever published in the US. … Continue reading

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Walking Forward, Looking Back.

The title of this book sounds like my life! How could I resist? Retired lady with dog, going for walks and thinking about her life. “The white dots of sheep are spread out over the distant fields to the far … Continue reading

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Give us this day our daily bread.

I just fixed a hot dog for my grandson’s lunch- one of his favourites. Yesterday it was quesadillas. My main worry is his lack of willingness to eat veg, but as his parent survived a similar lack of willingness, I … Continue reading

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M. Malchance et le Chevalier

Oh! Highbrow today- French Literature? Well, actually, my daughter and grandson just returned from a Plantagenet Society medieval re-enactment weekend in France, bringing cheese, cider, cheese, this book, cheese and cheese. But I read the book. When she was young … Continue reading

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Lent and Easter

Unless you are a church-goer, a Christian or a student of World Religions, you are probably deciding right now to skip this blog entry. A shame in my opinion (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this, even for myself) as each … Continue reading

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Who decides what the story is?

Twenty people tell a ┬ástory or parts of it in this novel,┬áThe Spinning Heart, ranging through all the main participants in the village’s events from a child even to a dead person. The story only emerges when we listen to … Continue reading

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