Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Graham Swift
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 0345816625
ISBN 13: 9780345816627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

Jane Fairchild, orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at an English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years, she has been the secret lover of Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, when all the servants have been let off work for the day in order to pay their annual visits to their families, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time in Paul's own bedroom--though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married. The events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane, about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees and remembers, deepens with every beautifully wrought moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and, through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Graham Swift
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 1471155250
ISBN 13: 9781471155253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

***LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE*** From the Booker-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland comes a long-awaited new novel. ‘Mothering Sunday is bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly… Swift’s small fiction feels like a masterpiece’ The Guardian It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold? Beginning with an intimate assignation and opening to embrace decades, Mothering Sunday has at its heart both the story of a life and the life that stories can magically contain. Constantly surprising, joyously sensual and deeply moving, it is Graham Swift at his thrilling best. Praise for Mothering Sunday: ‘Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives – the parallel stories – we can never know … It may just be Swift’s best novel yet’ The Observer 'Dazzling . . . a vanished world is resurrected with superb immediacy . . . wonderfully accomplished' Sunday Times 'Stunning . . . It is about the most perfect novel you could wish to read' The Guardian 'From start to finish Swift's is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve . . . Swift is a writer at the very top of his game' Evening Standard 'Exquisite . . . Mothering Sunday shows love, lust and ordinary decency straining against the bars of an unjust English caste system' Kazuo Ishiguro ‘Mastery and resonance . . . It’s one of the novel’s great strengths to be able to shift with such agility between focus scene and lifetime recollection . . . the languid, blissful minutes of March 30, 1924 seem to contain all the succeeding decades’ Times Literary Supplement 'A dazzling read: sexy, stylish, subversive' Herald Scotland 'A jewel of a book, a subtle, erotically charged novella suspended between past and future' Hermione Lee 'A work of gold from the subtle pen of the great Graham Swift' Le Monde 'With this novel he captures what it means to be alive' Der Spiegel ‘An exquisite novella of love and loss . . . a short yet powerful and intricately layered work . . . every sentence counting and not a word out of place’ The Australian

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Graham Swift
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1101947535
ISBN 13: 9781101947531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

A luminous, intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers’ assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life. Twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country house since she was sixteen. For almost all of those years she has been the clandestine lover to Paul Sheringham, young heir of a neighboring house. The two now meet on an unseasonably warm March day—Mothering Sunday—a day that will change Jane’s life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane—about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, remembers—expands with every vividly captured moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery, and through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring, deeply affecting work of fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Noel Streatfeild
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 1509876782
ISBN 13: 9781509876785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

Seventy-year-old widowed Anna Caldwell likes to be alone, happy to potter around her garden chatting to her friend Miss Poe. However, the bliss of Anna’s peaceful lifestyle causes her five children much dismay. Jane, the eldest and most organised, gathers her siblings together to visit Anna on Mothering Sunday. Henry the politician, Margaret the doctor and the youngest, Felicity, all agree to attend with their partners . . . but that leaves Tony, the shadow on the family’s respectable past. Carnegie Medal winning author Noel Streatfeild pieces together a startling image of the post-war British family in her novel Mothering Sunday.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Rosie Goodwin
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 178576232X
ISBN 13: 9781785762321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Rosie Goodwin. ALL SHE WANTS IS SOMEONE TO CALL HER OWN 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master. With no choice but to leave behind everything she knows, Sunday strikes out on her own to make her fortune and to fulfil her promise to come back for Daisy. And, secretly she dreams of finding the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that, try as she might to escape, the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight . . .

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Rosie Goodwin
Publsiher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 178576232X
ISBN 13: 9781785762321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Rosie Goodwin. ALL SHE WANTS IS SOMEONE TO CALL HER OWN 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master. With no choice but to leave behind everything she knows, Sunday strikes out on her own to make her fortune and to fulfil her promise to come back for Daisy. And, secretly she dreams of finding the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that, try as she might to escape, the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight . . .

Mothering Sunday & Contextualising Imaginaries of a Sociological Lifeworld

Mothering Sunday & Contextualising Imaginaries of a Sociological Lifeworld
Author: Ken Evans
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-07-09
ISBN 10: 1546294872
ISBN 13: 9781546294870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday & Contextualising Imaginaries of a Sociological Lifeworld Book Review:

I share this account of an apparently simple family event; the sharing of a breakfast meal, celebrating Mothering Sunday; as a way of thinking about how shared experiences, especially of shared meals, which are always more meaningful than they first seem. That Sunday morning, even whilst enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the delicious food, I somehow knew that there was a story to tell; this is but one version. Although my thinking is sociological and methodological, I have tried to tell it as a story, through which I might be able to capture something of the essence of the extraordinary in the ordinariness of a simple shared meal!

A short history of Mothering Sunday

A short history of Mothering Sunday
Author: Constance Penswick Smith
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 11
Release: 1926
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B689361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A short history of Mothering Sunday Book Review:

Die of Shame

Die of Shame
Author: Mark Billingham
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0802190367
ISBN 13: 9780802190369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Die of Shame Book Review:

A brutal murder casts suspicion on a London therapy group in this thriller from the author of The Bones Beneath: “One of my favorite new writers” (Harlan Coben). Every Monday evening, six people gather in a smart North London house to talk about shame. Among them are a grieving surgeon, a betrayed housewife, a taunting gay model, a barely recovered heroin addict. All they have in common is a history of pain and compulsions—until they’re linked by the brutal murder of one of their members. Det. Inspector Nicola Tanner is drawn into this intimate circle to find the killer. Unfortunately, not a single one of them is willing to share. Now it’s up to Tanner to delve into their pasts on her own. But what secret could be so shameful as to kill for it? Or die for it? And how can she possibly find the truth when lies and denial are second nature to her suspects? From British thriller master Mark Billingham, a finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger in the Library Award, comes “one of the best crime novels of the year . . . Shocking, frightening, gripping” (The Independent). “Billingham is one of the most consistently entertaining, insightful crime writers working today.” —Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl “Keeps the reader guessing, and second-guessing.” —Tampa Bay Times

Eggs and Ashes

Eggs and Ashes
Author: Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill
Publsiher: Wild Goose Publications
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2004-12-07
ISBN 10: 190501094X
ISBN 13: 9781905010943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Eggs and Ashes Book Review:

Modern, relevant resources to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years, with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, as well as suggestions for a Lent discipline.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Olwen Wymark
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780573023545
ISBN 13: 0573023549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

Sidney visits her mother Geraldine, who lives with her new lover Doug. With Sidney comes Alex, a former lover of Geraldine's, and a spark of passion rekindles between them. Alex is the loser, however, as Geraldine returns to Doug. All four have pretended to be other than they really are and the truth, when it emerges, hurts. A quirky, funny work from the author of Find Me.

Here We Are

Here We Are
Author: Graham Swift
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 0735279802
ISBN 13: 9780735279803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Here We Are Book Review:

One of the best writers at work today, author of the internationally acclaimed Mothering Sunday, brings us another superbly conceived novel that, with astonishing economy, touches depths and evokes wonders--not least because its central theme is magic. In the summer of 1959, at the pier theatre in Brighton, England, a variety show unfurls every night, held together by Jack Robinson, its master of ceremonies. At 28, already a veteran of the stage, he introduces the performers with some showmanship of his own, and he knows how to send the audience home happy. But the true stars of the evening are Pablo and Eve. "Pablo" is really Ronnie, a magician who prefers to be called an "illusionist," Jack's friend from army days; "Eve" is Evie, Pablo's "delightful, delicious, delorable" assistant. Through the summer season, their act shifts from mere stock trickery to truly unfathomable wizardry, with Jack providing the encouragement they need on stage--and the personal entanglement none of them saw coming. As the novel explores the essential experiences of their lives--apart and together, past and present and deep into their old age--we understand their enduring inseparability, bound together by a mix of truth and deception to which they all contribute. Here We Are is both hauntingly moving and vividly comic. A love story involving more than one love, a vision of the world lingering at the edge of change and emerging slowly from the aftermath of war, it dazzles with Swift's own ability to conjure in a brief space the complexities, mysteries and moments of living magic at the heart of existence itself.

The Fish Girl

The Fish Girl
Author: Mirandi Riwoe
Publsiher: Xou Pty Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1925589072
ISBN 13: 9781925589078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fish Girl Book Review:

Winner of the 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize Sparked by the description of a ‘Malay trollope’ in W. Somerset Maugham’s story, ‘The Four Dutchmen’, Mirandi Riwoe’s novella, The Fish Girl, tells of an Indonesian girl whose life is changed irrevocably when she moves from a small fishing village to work in the house of a Dutch merchant. There she finds both hardship and tenderness as her traditional past and colonial present collide. Told with an exquisitely restrained voice and coloured with lush description, this moving book will stay with you long after the last page.

The Digested Read

The Digested Read
Author: John Crace
Publsiher: RDR Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-12
ISBN 10: 9781571431592
ISBN 13: 1571431594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Digested Read Book Review:

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
Author: Sara James
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-04
ISBN 10: 1398704105
ISBN 13: 9781398704107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mothering Sunday Book Review:

One crisp and bright Mothering Sunday, Alexandra Abbott's now elderly mother, Elizabeth, reveals a secret that she has kept buried for over 50 years... April 1963: Aspiring artist Kitty Campbell has recently given birth to her first child in a mother and baby home. Kitty is to give her baby away for adoption but, when the day comes, she can't bring herself to part with her tiny daughter. In desperation, Kitty flees. She stops at a tea shop to feed her hungry baby and meets the owner, Bet - a mother with her own heartache to bear. But Bet is kind to Kitty, holding the baby and offering a listening ear. Then Kitty makes a decision that will change all their lives for ever. Several decades later, can the truth from that day finally right the past and bring a mother and daughter together? A heart-rending family drama perfect for fans of Fern Britten, Rachel Hore and Dilly Court.

England and Other Stories

England and Other Stories
Author: Graham Swift
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 0345815122
ISBN 13: 9780345815125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


England and Other Stories Book Review:

These 25 new short stories, written to go together and none of them previously published, mark Booker Prize-winning Graham Swift's return to the short form after 7 acclaimed novels, and affirm him as a master storyteller. Swift's England is a richly peopled country that is both a crucible of history and a maze of contemporary confusions. Meet Dr. Shah who has never been to India and Mrs. Kaminski, on her way to Poland by way of her hospital bed. Meet Holly and Polly who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding, and Lily Hobbs, married to a shirt. There's Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into the Docklands; Daisy Baker, who is terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, of Leeds, lost on Exmoor. Graham Swift steers us effortlessly from the Civil War to the present day, and the secret dramas contained within walls, rooms, homes, workplaces. With his remarkable sense of place and voice, he charts an intimate geography that moves us profoundly and yet at times makes us laugh out loud. Binding these stories together is his grasp of the universal in the local and his affectionate but unflinching instinct for narrative. England and Other Stories evokes that mysterious body that is a nation by giving us the palpable sense of individual bodies finding or losing their way in the nationless territories of birth, love, sex, aging and death.

Stations of the Sun

Stations of the Sun
Author: Ronald Hutton
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2001-02-15
ISBN 10: 0191578428
ISBN 13: 9780191578427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Stations of the Sun Book Review:

Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past, and debunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present, to illuminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.

Ever After

Ever After
Author: Graham Swift
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN 10: 0307829839
ISBN 13: 9780307829832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ever After Book Review:

Dazzling in its structure and shattering in its emotional force, Graham Swift's Ever After spans two centuries and settings from the adulterous bedrooms of postwar Paris to the contemporary entanglements in the groves of academe. It is the story of Bill Unwin, a man haunted by the death of his beautify wife and a survivor himself of a recent brush with mortality. And although it touches on Darwin and dinosaurs, bees and bridge builders, the true subject of Ever After is nothing less than the eternal question, "Why should things matter?" "Ever After is explicitly concerned with historical investigation, love, death, family affairs.... It moves quickly, and it vibrates with feeling and thought."--Wall Street Journal

The Naturalist

The Naturalist
Author: Alissa York
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 0345815017
ISBN 13: 9780345815019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Naturalist Book Review:

1867, Philadelphia. Amateur naturalist Walter Ash is on the brink of setting off to travel up his beloved Amazon when fate intervenes, obliging his only son to take his place. More at ease among his books than in the field, Paul Ash takes a reluctant leave of absence from Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology to accompany his grieving stepmother and her young companion to the fabled River Sea. Paul holds no memory of the place, though he was born there; he was still an infant when his father carried him out of the jungle and away from the mixed-blood family he might have known. As it transpires, however, neither the region nor its people have forgotten Paul. The Amazon lays claim to him in no uncertain terms, but it also works a peculiar magic on both his father's lovely widow and her friend--a quiet little Quaker named Rachel Weaver who proves strangely at home in the wild.

Salt Water and Honey

Salt Water and Honey
Author: Lizzie Lowrie
Publsiher: Authentic
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03
ISBN 10: 9781788930956
ISBN 13: 1788930959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Salt Water and Honey Book Review:

An honest look at the messiness of life when you are forced to live the life you didn't imagine. Salt Water and Honey is a story about pregnancy loss and childlessness that doesn't end with a baby. It's told from the messy middle, allowing space for the tension between faith and loss to remain rather than trying to neaten it up with solutions and reasons. Lizzie has experienced the pain of multiple miscarriages and writes honestly about her struggle and fight to find God in her suffering. She is honest about the low points and the pain, but she also shares her journey as she comes to understand that her true identity is not defined by motherhood but by being a child of God. Lizzie's story provides a safe space to remind people that they're not alone, it's okay to grieve and their story matters. Covering many universal truths such as unanswered prayer, grief, disappointment, vulnerability and faith in crisis this book is actually for anyone who has lost their dream and is struggling to understand that their story still has meaning and purpose even when life looks nothing like they hoped it would.