Review: ‘Have The Men Had Enough?’ By Margaret Forster // Changing Pages

Review: ‘Have The Men Had Enough?’ By Margaret Forster // Changing Pages

The novel is such a clever study of dementia — the ebbs and flows of the illness itself. The progression from a woman who is mobile, continent and conversant — even if in an erratic way — to a woman who needs full time care; the periods of calm and stability to the swift progression of falls, incontinence, and full time care. All of this is dealt with sensitively but without being overly sentimental. Continue reading Review: ‘Have The Men Had Enough?’ By Margaret Forster // Changing Pages

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Review: Originally From 1938, ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ By Winifred Watson Is A Quintessential Persephone Classic, Republished // Changing Pages

Review: Originally From 1938, ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ By Winifred Watson Is A Quintessential Persephone Classic, Republished // Changing Pages

This is a story of awakening and discovery as Miss Pettigrew becomes a real-life Cinderella who has been gifted 24 hours to live a life she had never before dreamed of but embraces whole heartedly. Continue reading Review: Originally From 1938, ‘Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day’ By Winifred Watson Is A Quintessential Persephone Classic, Republished // Changing Pages

Reflecting On What ‘Women’s Equality Day’ Means Today With Classic Austen Lit | Changing Pages

Reflecting On What ‘Women’s Equality Day’ Means Today With Classic Austen Lit | Changing Pages

Jane Austen died at the young age of 41 about 200 years ago in July. She has influenced writers down the ages and given untold pleasure to readers such as me. In honor of her short — but creative and influential — life, this Weekend Wander is dedicated to all things Austen. Continue reading Reflecting On What ‘Women’s Equality Day’ Means Today With Classic Austen Lit | Changing Pages