This could be the best first paragraph I have ever read❤️❤️
I am trying to get #Persephonebooks to republish the work of Maori writer and poet Jacqueline Sturm (1927-2009). She was an extraordinary woman who was unfortunately overshadowed by her more famous husband (poet, James Baxter).Her poetry is beautiful and she should not be forgotten. Some of her work is available online. If you like it email Persephone!! The Guardian wrote about Baxter and Sturm it‘s why I want to get her work republished.Pls share
Breath is set in the wild west of Australia. It is narrated by Bruce Pike, a divorced, middle aged paramedic and takes the form of a long flashback in which he remembers his childhood friendship with Ivan ‘Loonie‘ Loon. #wildwildwest #heatofjuly
Young, beautiful widow finds love again with ugly man. Natalie is smart, sweet, sexy and has amazing hair. At her wedding her husband took her outside in the rain and had sex with her in the mud (which she enjoyed) .On her first date after her husband died the man ordered for her(which she did not mind) I think that the author has never met a real live woman and if he has met a woman like this we need to start a go fund me campaign to save her.
Nelson Mandela, speaking at his trial. He was sentenced to life in prison for wanting equality for all South Africans. Everyone should read this book. I am learning so much!
I have just started a book about apartheid, a part of history of which I was painfully ignorant. Last night I was at a party chatting to a South African friend. It turns out that her father in law‘s cousin is F.W de Klerk!!!! He and his government dismantled the apartheid system and introduced universal suffrage. Totally bizarre and amazing coincidence. #currentread #riotgrams
Two years before she threw herself under the king's horse at Epsom, Emily Wilding Davison reviewed No Surrender. She declared that it "breathes the very spirit of our Women's Movement". The suffragettes were the true revolutionaries of their time. We owe them so much and now more than ever we must speak up for those who are silenced. #revolution #heyjune
WHAT?????!!!! A picture of my wonky knitting was featured in an article by the craft council who are working with the brilliant charity Knitaid.org. If you want to donate knitted goods to refugees check out their website. #psIloveyou #heyjune #knittersoflitsy
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Patricia Highsmith is the Queen of Suspense. She is a masterful writer who managed to get me to root for the psychopathic killer. This book also has one if the best sex scene that I have read in a long time....between two snails. Excellent book. 🐌❤️🐌😉
A book recommendation #frommetoyou . This morning I was horrified to read that Trump complimented Kim Jong-un, calling him ‘a tough guy‘ ‘a smart guy‘ and ‘a great negotiator‘. After being pressed about Jong-un‘s human rights violations Trump said: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things. I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were done.” Bad things: Torture, starvation, repression. #heyjune