800 Years of Women's Letters by Olga Kenyon

By Olga Kenyon

This inspiring and interesting ebook is the 1st actually complete learn of women's letters ever released. Organised by means of subject material, and overlaying a variety of themes from politics, paintings and battle, to early life, love and sexual ardour. '800 Years of Women's Letter' unearths the intensity, breadth and variety of women's lives in the course of the a while. right here Holoise writes to Abelad of her timeless devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond approximately lifestyles and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel concerning the forget of Buckingham Palace. Many extra ladies write letters that demonstrate the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the customarily tricky situations of way of life. this can be an fascinating perception, and a unprecedented chance to learn the true phrases of actual ladies, of their personal intimate language. "No literary shape is extra revealing, extra spontaneous of extra person than a letter." P D James

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I look for richness in the books I read, identifying a variety of elements that a good book needs — a compelling story line, a sense of journey and well-developed relationships. In my year of Teacher Education, I picked up John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany, and this became a The Teachers in the Book Clubs 43 critical novel for me. Friends and colleagues are a major source for new books to read. I also read reviews and make judgments on the books and decisions about reading them. I love to tell people about great books and stories I have read.

Nine pre-service English Methods Teacher Education students approached me about creating a book club for this study (2000). During the book club experience in class, they had enthusiastically participated in and endorsed the process. Their desire to continue cultivating their reading lives, developing their relationships, and comparing teaching stories as they anticipated entering the teaching profession was compelling. I agreed. We began meeting in September of 2000. All had successfully found teaching appointments, although few positions were available.

I'm still amazed at the depth of meaning and the connections that students are able to find in the novels they read. On a personal level, I'm lucky to have friends who buy books and lend them to me. Most of what I read is by recommendation. While I read, I live in the world of that novel. Parts of books move me and stay with me — the closing of Clara Callahan, for instance. I remember and embrace the passages that I find wise and beautiful and true. 2 The teachers of Book Club 2: Entering the profession "Wouldn't it be great to have regular get-togethers after we graduate?

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