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
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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
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Kaggsy's Bookish Ramblings
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
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
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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
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A Jest of God (1966) is the second in Margaret Laurence’s five-novel Manawaka sequence; it followed The Stone Angel (1964), which I reviewed here back in December. 904 more words
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In April I’ll be busy with the last three books on the Wellcome Book Prize shortlist. I’m nearing halfway in Ed Yong’s I Contain Multitudes… 1,007 more words
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