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What to read in a Shared Reading group: Thomas Hardy's 'The Going'

It’s a long  while since I read Thomas Hardy.  This morning I’ve reread some poems I half-remember from previous readings, long ago, when I used to teach his work in my Continuing Education classes.   1,376 more words

Book Review: The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

Book Review: The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

Reviewed by Sarah Morgan

“You cannot walk here and feel you are alone. Those who are born here are branded by Pendle.

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The Passion: The Vital Co-Existence of Good and Bad

My English class in the first semester of grade twelve was by far the best English class I have ever had. I had a great teacher who viewed teaching and her approach to literary education in a very out-of-the-box, connected manor that really spoke to me as a student. 1,344 more words


LGBT Book Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Winterson’s first novel draws from her own childhood and the experiences she made as the daughter of Pentecostal parents. Oranges are not the only fruit… 121 more words


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

by Jeanette Winterson

review by Emma

I have discovered that when I read Jeanette Winterson I struggle, almost refuse, to feel a connection with her and her writing. 379 more words

Emma's Reviews

Painting made by Words

I first encountered an essay of Jeanette Winterson during my Humanities class. Our professor made us read Winterson’s “Imagination and Reality”. From then on, I became captivated by her words. 262 more words


73. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? 

That’s the big question isn’t it, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Again we have arrived at a novel that seems to have appeared just at the right time. 1,039 more words