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CHRISTMAS IN DECEMBER: NEW CHRISTMAS BOOKS AT THE FIELD LIBRARY

So now that we’re in the end of November, are people a little more in the mood for Christmas books? Here at the Field Library we have a number of new Christmas novels, worth checking out as we get closer and closer to the holiday season. 664 more words

Empty Space & Points of Light

Jeanette Winterson smudges the lines between reality and imagination in her novel, Sexing the Cherry. Based in seventeenth-century London, the story follows the lives of a large, feisty woman and her son. 546 more words

Travel

Lighthousekeeping

How did I get it?:
I bought it at Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights!

Synopsis:

The young orphan Silver is taken in by the ancient lighthousekeeper Mr. 362 more words

Book Reviews

Truth stranger than fiction

I caught the end of a fascinating news report on BBC Breakfast this morning. Author Jeanette Winterson had visited a school in the Cotswolds to help the children there critically review the Cinderella fairy-tale, and then re-imagine it for the 21st Century. 367 more words

NaBloPoMo

'The Gap of Time' - Jeanette Winterson

The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson’s “Cover Version” of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, was the first book to be published in Hogarth’s Shakespeare Series, which sees a selection of renowned contemporary authors, from Booker-prize winning Margaret Atwood to Gillian Flynn of… 943 more words

Review

Weight

By Jeanette Winterson

Weight is the retelling of the myth of Atlas, who holds up the world, though it also heavily features Heracules. The last Jeanette Winterson book I read (probably about a year ago) was Sexing the Cherry, and comparatively Weight is an easy and straightforward book. 218 more words

Novel

The Psychometry of Tony Warren. Part One

‘Strictly speaking, psychometry is the occult power of divining the properties of things by mere contact. I do not recommend it as an alternative to reading but it is an exciting supplement’ 2,628 more words

Ali Smith