Read it online Imagine a world without men. A world where women are able to reproduce without men, where the only children born are female, and where motherhood is all important. Now imagine that you are a young man in … Continue reading
A memoir of a Southern Girlhood
In 1913 Harriette Simpson Arnow moved to Old Burnside, Kentucky, with her family. This is her recollections of life in the once bustling lumber town. She was only four years old at the time, and yet she still manages to recreate the town and people she knew back then. It is a small book, only 125 pages in the edition I read, but there is plenty going on.
ISBN: 9780141046969 ; Quotes Because I am an officer and a gentleman they have given me my notebooks, pen, ink and paper. Growing up Alec has always been isolated. His parents despise one another, he is one of their battlegrounds, … Continue reading
by Vera Caspary
It is Christmas, 1913 and Charlie Horst sees himself as the luckiest man in the world. He has a beautiful wife who completes his life. And this is to be their first Christmas together. Bedelia, whose whole life revolves around making her husband happy, has decorated their home lavishly for their Christmas party. But a new neighbour, Ben Chaney, begins to show an interest in Bedelia and her past. And then there is Charlie’s case of “severe indigestion”. Is there more to Bedelia than meets the eye? Could she possibly be “the wickedest woman who ever loved”? Continue reading
ISBN: 0140050116 See also: The Stay at Home Bookworm ; Wikipedia Prologue She was standing in the middle of the railroad tracks. Her head was bowed and her right front hoof was raised as if she rested. The Wars tells … Continue reading
29 July 2007
Cast: Eleanor Bron, Errol Sitahal, Kelsey Mulrooney, Liam Cunningham, Liesel Matthews, Vanessa Lee Chester
Script: Elizabeth Chandler, Richard LaGravenese
Setting: 1910s, USA
based on book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Sara Crewe lives a spoiled life in India with a devoted, doting father, until World War I intervenes, and he enlists, sending Sara off to boarding school in New York to keep her safe. There she must adjust, whereas before she had free rein to do as she pleased, now she must submit to rules and regulations that she doesn’t understand. And, most difficult for her, she must keep her imagination in check. But Sara isn’t a selfish, “poor little rich girl”, she is bright and kind, and soon makes friends with most of the other girls, from those in her class to the scullery maid. She is also the only one who can really get through to Lottie as they have both lost their mothers.
ISBN: 0571218016 See also: Three Monkey’s Interview ; Dublin’s One Book One City ; He was born in the dying days. It was the withering end of 1896. He was called William after the long-dead Orange King, because his father … Continue reading
ISBN: 094796231x c1936 This book is an attempt to show the background of the struggle from 1916 to 1921 between an Empire and an unarmed people. The title of this book is taken from an old Ulster proverb It is … Continue reading
ISBN: 1905483708 On Monday 24 April 1916, the day the Easter Rising began, a young Trinity college graduate left the house of a friend who lived near South Circular Road With the upcoming parade to mark the anniversary of the … Continue reading
4 January 2006
Cast: Alex Ferns, Benno Fürmann, Daniel Bruhn, Diane Kruger, Gary Lewis, Guillaume Canet, Ian Richardson, Natalie Dessay, Rolando Villiazon, Steven Robertson
Script: Christian Carion
Genre: drama, war
Setting: 1910s, Europe
Before the opening credits rolled on this film I had been thinking that I really wasn’t in th emood for seeing a foreign film that I’d have to read. And then some bint knocked over my popcorn so I wasn’t … Continue reading