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herself held underwater by her hair, snared around auburn-rusted anchor chains

Dear Margaret,

As I was reading your novel The Fire-Dwellers (1969), I had the feeling of having been caught in the middle of a conflagration, a large fire, difficult to get through. 1,347 more words

Scarlet Letters

A Jest of God - Margaret Laurence (1966)

My final read of June was my second Margaret Laurence novel of the month – A Jest of God, which is the second novel in her famous Manawaka sequence of novels. 916 more words

Margaret Laurence

Jean Margaret Laurence (née Wemyss, 18 July 1926 – 5 January 1987) was a Canadian writer.

She attended Winnipeg’s United College,  where she took courses in English, History, Ethics, and Psychology, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature in 1947. 284 more words


The Stone Angel - Margaret Laurence (1964)

The librarything Virago group have chosen to read Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence during June, giving me the excuse I needed to try a writer of whom I had heard rather good things. 750 more words

Ahem. #books

What was that phrase about the best laid plans? Oh yes – I think that came from a book, too….!

So there was I, feeling all smug about not buying much in the way of books lately, and with piles of them in the hall waiting to be donated. 328 more words

A reading update - and forthcoming plans!

I can’t believe that it’s actually June already – where the time goes, I don’t know, but to suddenly find myself halfway through the year is a bit of a shock! 436 more words

5 Famous Canadian mothers and 1 who should be

On Mother’s Day let’s celebrate some Canadian women who were also mothers.

Kim Campbell was the first and only woman prime minister and the only one born in BC. 292 more words