Mazo de la Roche’s Mary Wakefield (1949)

2017-10-27T09:48:32+00:00

There were “few openings for women in the nineties” and, so, Mary Wakefield is forced to consider work as a governess in the 1890s. She is fortunate, in fact, that Ernest Whiteoak is seeking a governess for his brother’s young son (nine years old) and daughter (seven years old). Their mother

Mazo de la Roche’s Mary Wakefield (1949) 2017-10-27T09:48:32+00:00

Elizabeth Taylor: A Wreath of Roses

2014-03-17T13:24:29+00:00

It's not all cozy rooms with lace curtains, plants in pots, ticking clocks, ornaments and coronation mugs, the wireless playing, and tabby cats waiting. It's true that, when A Wreath of Roses opens, Camilla is waiting for the train which will take her to the countryside, to vacation

Elizabeth Taylor: A Wreath of Roses 2014-03-17T13:24:29+00:00

Persephone: Why Hetty Dorval?

2014-02-27T16:14:52+00:00

1949; New Canadian Library 1990 I don’t really need an answer to the question I’ve posed. I understand why Persephone would have chosen to print Hetty Dorval over The Innocent Traveller: Ethel Wilson’s first book is certainly a striking work and brings to mind other brilliant novellas (e.g.

Persephone: Why Hetty Dorval? 2014-02-27T16:14:52+00:00