Thursday, August 28, 2014

Man on a white horse?

Consider the LiliesConsider the Lilies by Iain Crichton Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The title almost put me off but was hooked soon enough. Aside from the feisty old lady who rules her old farm house, it is about the Scottish clearances - and the exodus to NS and other parts of Canada. It is about an old lady notified by a man on a white horse she is about to be kicked out of her farmhouse. It is very poetic with rural images that last and has elements of Brian Moore's "Lonely passion of Judith Hearne" and Margaret Laurence's "The Stone Angel".

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Haliburton V - coming to Leytonstone Library in East London August 1st-3rd
Just confirmed for Friday 3rd: London poet Dzifa Benson and Vancouver Olympic poet Pricilla Uppal, plus special guests.