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A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence

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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Making Plans for April & a Return to Hay-on-Wye

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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769 days to go | 82/365

“Where I’m going, anything may happen. Nothing may happen. Maybe I will marry a middle-aged widower, or a longshoreman, or a cattle-hoof-trimmer, or a barrister or a thief. 143 more words

9. A Jest of God (Margaret Laurence)

As a highschool student, I am not sure that I appreciated reading The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.  I missed the depth and the character development of Hagar, only understanding and reflecting the story when reading it for the second time, as an adult.   415 more words

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Margaret Laurence: Could you start the year off, please?

Margaret Laurence by Jane Eaton Hamilton 2016

I wonder if people remember Margaret Laurence. She was a powerhouse of Canlit when I was a young writer–certainly an influence on us all. 561 more words

Jane Eaton Hamilton

A CanLit Classic: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

Hagar Shipley has earned the right to be curmudgeonly. Now 90 years old, she has already lived with her son Marvin and his wife Doris for 17 years when they spring a surprise on her: they want to sell the house and move somewhere smaller, and they mean to send her to Silver Threads nursing home. 630 more words

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Reviving The Classics

An interesting initiative from Head of Zeus publishing brings us Apollo: a collection of books that might have been known as classics, if the fashions of the times hadn’t relegated them to relative obscurity. 543 more words

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