Mothering Sunday Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Mothering Sunday


  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345816627

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Mothering Sunday Excerpt :

Jane Fairchild, orphaned at birth, has worked as a maid at an English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years, she has been the secret lover of Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, when all the servants have been let off work for the day in order to pay their annual visits to their families, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time in Paul's own bedroom--though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married. The events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Jane, about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees and remembers, deepens with every beautifully wrought moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and, through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction.

Mothering Sunday Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Mothering Sunday


  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471155253

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Mothering Sunday Excerpt :

***LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE*** From the Booker-winning author of Last Orders and Waterland comes a long-awaited new novel. ‘Mothering Sunday is bathed in light; and even when tragedy strikes, it blazes irresistibly… Swift’s small fiction feels like a masterpiece’ The Guardian It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold? Beginning with an intimate assignation and opening to embrace decades, Mothering Sunday has at its heart both the story of a life and the life that stories can magically contain. Constantly surprising, joyously sensual and deeply moving, it is Graham Swift at his thrilling best. Praise for Mothering Sunday: ‘Mothering Sunday is a powerful, philosophical and exquisitely observed novel about the lives we lead, and the parallel lives – the parallel stories – we can never know … It may just be Swift’s best novel yet’ The Observer 'Dazzling . . . a vanished world is resurrected with superb immediacy . . . wonderfully accomplished' Sunday Times 'Stunning . . . It is about the most perfect novel you could wish to read' The Guardian 'From start to finish Swift's is a novel of stylish brilliance and quiet narrative verve . . . Swift is a writer at the very top of his game' Evening Standard 'Exquisite . . . Mothering Sunday shows love, lust and ordinary decency straining against the bars of an unjust English caste system' Kazuo Ishiguro ‘Mastery and resonance . . . It’s one of the novel’s great strengths to be able to shift with such agility between focus scene and lifetime recollection . . . the languid, blissful minutes of March 30, 1924 seem to contain all the succeeding decades’ Times Literary Supplement 'A dazzling read: sexy, stylish, subversive' Herald Scotland 'A jewel of a book, a subtle, erotically charged novella suspended betwee

Mothering Sunday Book
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Mothering Sunday


  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101947531

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Mothering Sunday Excerpt :

From the Booker Prize-winning author, an intensely moving tale that begins with a secret lovers’ assignation in the spring of 1924, then unfolds to reveal the whole of a remarkable life. • Don’t miss the major motion picture starring Odessa Young, Josh O’Connor, Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù, Colin Firth, and more “Exquisite ... shows love, lust, and ordinary decency struggling against the bars of an unjust English caste system.” —Kazuo Ishiguro, The Guardian On an unseasonably warm spring day in the 1920s, twenty-two-year-old Jane Fairchild, a maid at an English country house, meets with her secret lover, the young heir of a neighboring estate. He is about to be married to a woman more befitting his social status, and the time has come to end the affair—but events unfold in ways Jane could never have predicted. As the narrative moves back and forth across the twentieth century, what we know and understand about Jane—about the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, and remembers—expands with every page. In Mothering Sunday, Swift has crafted an emotionally soaring and profoundly moving work of fiction.

Mothering Sunday Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Mothering Sunday


  • Author : Rosie Goodwin
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785762321

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Mothering Sunday Excerpt :

If you love Dilly Court, you'll love Sunday Times Bestseller Rosie Goodwin. 1884, Nuneaton. Fourteen-year-old Sunday Small has never lived outside the Nuneaton workhouse. The regime is cruel, and if it weren't for Miss Beau - who comes in every week to teach the children their letters - and her young friend Daisy, Sunday's life wouldn't be worth living. And now she's attracted the unwelcome attention of the workhouse master. With no choice but to leave behind everything she knows, Sunday strikes out on her own to make her fortune and to fulfil her promise to come back for Daisy. And, secretly she dreams of finding the long-lost mother who gave her away. But she's about to discover that, try as she might to escape, the brutal world of the workhouse will not let her go without a fight . . . Mothering Sunday is the first book in Rosie Goodwin's Days of the Week Collection. Why not try the rest, The Little Angel, A Mother's Grace, The Blessed Child, A Maiden's Voyage, A Precious Gift and Time to Say Goodbye?

Mothering Sunday Book

Mothering Sunday


  • Author : Noel Streatfeild
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509876785

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Seventy-year-old widowed Anna Caldwell likes to be alone, happy to potter around her garden chatting to her friend Miss Poe. However, the bliss of Anna’s peaceful lifestyle causes her five children much dismay. Jane, the eldest and most organised, gathers her siblings together to visit Anna on Mothering Sunday. Henry the politician, Margaret the doctor and the youngest, Felicity, all agree to attend with their partners . . . but that leaves Tony, the shadow on the family’s respectable past. Carnegie Medal winning author Noel Streatfeild pieces together a startling image of the post-war British family in her novel Mothering Sunday.

Mothering Sunday   Contextualising Imaginaries of a Sociological Lifeworld Book

Mothering Sunday Contextualising Imaginaries of a Sociological Lifeworld


  • Author : Ken Evans
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-07-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781546294870

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Mothering Sunday Contextualising Imaginaries of a Sociological Lifeworld Excerpt :

I share this account of an apparently simple family event; the sharing of a breakfast meal, celebrating Mothering Sunday; as a way of thinking about how shared experiences, especially of shared meals, which are always more meaningful than they first seem. That Sunday morning, even whilst enjoying the friendly atmosphere and the delicious food, I somehow knew that there was a story to tell; this is but one version. Although my thinking is sociological and methodological, I have tried to tell it as a story, through which I might be able to capture something of the essence of the extraordinary in the ordinariness of a simple shared meal!

Mothering Sunday Book

Mothering Sunday


  • Author : Sara James
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2021-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781398704107

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'A tender and heart-breaking story with a shocking family secret at its centre...I was weeping happy tears at the end' Saskia Sarginson One crisp and bright Mothering Sunday, Alexandra Abbott's now elderly mother, Elizabeth, reveals a secret that she has kept buried for over 50 years... April 1963: Aspiring artist Kitty Campbell has recently given birth to her first child in a mother and baby home. Kitty is to give her baby away for adoption but, when the day comes, she can't bring herself to part with her tiny daughter. In desperation, Kitty flees. She stops at a tea shop to feed her hungry baby and meets the owner, Bet - a mother with her own heartache to bear. But Bet is kind to Kitty, holding the baby and offering a listening ear. Then Kitty makes a decision that will change all their lives for ever. Several decades later, can the truth from that day finally right the past and bring a mother and daughter together? A heart-rending family drama perfect for fans of Fern Britten, Rachel Hore and Dilly Court. "Full of insight and wisdom, Mothering Sunday is an inspirational story with uplifting messages about family love, belonging and second chances... the perfect gift for your own special mum" Lancashire Post

Eggs and Ashes Book

Eggs and Ashes


  • Author : Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill
  • Publisher : Wild Goose Publications
  • Release Date : 2004-12-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905010943

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Eggs and Ashes Excerpt :

Modern, relevant resources to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years, with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, as well as suggestions for a Lent discipline.

The Best Mother s Day Ever Book

The Best Mother s Day Ever


  • Author : Eleanor May
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2021-10-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635927719

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The Best Mother s Day Ever Excerpt :

Lucy wants to give her mom the best Mother’s Day ever. But all her ideas seem to end up in disaster—until Lucy’s friend Diego helps her cook up a special Mother’s Day surprise—Mexican-style

Last Orders Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Last Orders


  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-09-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307829849

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Four men gather in a London pub. They have taken it upon themselves to carry out the last orders of Jack Dodds, master butcher, and deliver his ashes to the sea. As they drive towards the fulfillment of their mission, their errand becomes an extraordinary journey into their collective and individual pasts. Braiding these men's voices, and that of Jack's widow, into a choir of sorrow and resentment, passion and regret, Swift creates a testament to a changing England and to enduring mortality. "Swift has involved us in real, lived lives...Quietly, but with conviction, he seeks to affirm the values of decency, loyalty, love."--New York Review of Books "A beautiful book...a novel that speaks profoundly of human need and tenderness. Even the most cynical will be warmed by it."--San Francisco Chronicle

Here We Are Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Here We Are


  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525658061

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Here We Are Excerpt :

This novel of love in the world of 1950s vaudeville is a masterwork of literary magic from the Booker Prize-winning author of Last Orders and Mothering Sunday It is 1959 in Brighton, England, and the theater at the end of the famous pier is having its best summer season in years. Ronnie, a brilliant young magician, and Evie, his dazzling assistant, are top of the bill, drawing a full house every night. And Jack is everyone’s favorite master of ceremonies, holding the whole show together. But as the summer progresses, the drama among the three begins to overshadow their success onstage, setting in motion events that will reshape their lives. Vividly realized, tenderly comic, and quietly shattering, Here We Are is a masterly work of literary magic.

Making an Elephant Book

Making an Elephant


  • Author : Graham Swift
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307374202

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From the acclaimed Booker Prize–winning author of Last Orders, this highly personal book is a singular and open-spirited account of a writer’s life. In Making an Elephant, Swift brings together richly varied essays, portraits, poetry and interviews, full of insights into his passions and motivations, and wise about the friends, family and other writers who have mattered to him over the years. Kazuo Ishiguro advises on how to choose a guitar, Salman Rushdie arrives for Christmas under guard, and Ted Hughes shares the secrets of a Devon river. There are private moments, too, with long-dead writers, as well as musings on history and memory that readers of Swift’s novels will recognize and love. Making an Elephant is a book of encounters: between a son and his father, between an author and his younger selves, between writer and reader, and between friends. It brims with charm and candour, and reveals Swift’s alertness to experience and his true engagement with words.

Mother s Day Miracle Book

Mother s Day Miracle


  • Author : Rita Harter
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2022-10-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN 10 : 9781098021238

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Mother s Day Miracle Excerpt :

MotheraEUR(tm)s Day Miracle is a compelling testimony of faith, patience and hope. Danger, starvation and the threat of death stared Rita in the face for seven weeks. Constant awareness of the next task at hand took her to the next moment. Rita was confident that the presence of the Holy Spirit was there, with her, replenishing Hope and Peace each day. Rita Harter is a first time author, writing about her own survival experience, widely known as; aEURoeThe Rita Chretien Story.aEUR Her source of strength is her faith in God. It is not unusual for Rita to face daily challenges that come her way, with hope and courage. Motivated by a grateful heart, she has discovered the key to endurance. Today, she has a new path to explore and new mercies of GodaEUR(tm)s Grace to experience.

The Sense of an Ending Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,405 Ratings

The Sense of an Ending


  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307957337

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The Sense of an Ending Excerpt :

BOOKER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A novel that follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single setting, The Sense of an Ending has the psychological and emotional depth and sophistication of Henry James at his best, and is a stunning achievement in Julian Barnes's oeuvre. Tony Webster thought he left his past behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.

American Maelstrom Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

American Maelstrom


  • Author : Michael A. Cohen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199777563

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In American Maelstrom, Michael A. Cohen captures the full drama of this watershed election, establishing 1968 as the hinge between the decline of political liberalism and the ascendancy of conservative populism and the anti-government attitudes that continue to dominate the nation's political discourse, taking us to the source of the politics of division.