Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

On a sunny afternoon in 1924, a young woman wanders naked through a house, while her lover goes off to meet his fiancee for lunch. Jane Fairchild, a housemaid at a neighbouring house, is at a loose end on this Mothering Sunday.  As a foundling, put into service at 12 years old, she doesn't have … Continue reading Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift

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National Poetry Day

A poem about change by Jo Lynn Ehnes - simple, reflective and uplifting. A Change of Seasons Autumnal winds caress my face as summer's heated breeze expires. The years have quickened in their pace, foregoing my misplaced desires. As winter lurks not far ahead my memory drifts to warmer days, where on a greener grass … Continue reading National Poetry Day

Anna-Marie Crowhurst – The Illumination of Ursula Flight

A witty and ebullient account of a young woman in the seventeenth century, The Illumination of Ursula Flight tells the tale of her childhood, early marriage and development in this historical novel. Ursula grows up in a country manor house, her imagination and intelligence encouraged by her father (unusually for the day) and rather frowned … Continue reading Anna-Marie Crowhurst – The Illumination of Ursula Flight