READ KINDLE ¿ When Janice Bailey Walked: A Short Story (London Road Linked Stories Book 1) - by Tessa Smith McGovern #2020


  • Title: When Janice Bailey Walked: A Short Story (London Road Linked Stories Book 1)
  • Author: Tessa Smith McGovern
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  • Page: 459
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • When Janice Bailey Walked: A Short Story (London Road Linked Stories Book 1) By Tessa Smith McGovern On the morning of her release from prison, the hottest day on record in England, Janice Bailey makes her way to a boarding house in London, and discovers a bizarre new world This is the award winning first story in the collection, London Road Linked Stories an best seller Praise for LONDON ROAD LINKED STORIES miniscent of the writer who appears in one of tOn the morning of her release from prison, the hottest day on record in England, Janice Bailey makes her way to a boarding house in London, and discovers a bizarre new world This is the award winning first story in the collection, London Road Linked Stories an best seller Praise for LONDON ROAD LINKED STORIES miniscent of the writer who appears in one of the stories the great Katherine Mansfield Cynthia Rogerson, winner, V.S Pritchett Memorial Prize for a Short Story, UK KIRKUS RECOMMENDED REVIEW In seven short stories, residents of a London boardinghouse reach moments of clarity On London Road, lined with scruffy shops, stands No 17, a detached red brick Victorian that s been turned into a boardinghouse Its residents tend toward hard luck and desperation Janice is just out of prison Mandy is on probation Bitty has a good education, but is scarred by her mother s frequent abandonments and Isobel is mentally unstable Nora, the landlady, writes romance novels but has experienced little romance herself, and her daughter, Anna, is disgusted by Isobel s outbursts Their interconnected stories take place on a day of unusually hot weather, and focus on one resident at a time, with Janice s story told in two parts In each, characters have a chance to make a leap of faith in other people, or in the future In The Walls of Buckingham Palace, for example, Nora who adores the queen reflects on an uneasy encounter with Len, her local pub s new landlord, who drank too much and frightened her off But every night since, her sleep had been disturbed by longings she thought had long since been vanquished It takes queenlike courage for her to return to the pub, where she finds that Len is apologetic, sincere, and kind Pointing to a framed photograph of the queen, he remarks, You remind me of her, you do nothing, of course, could better gain her trust and win her over Though spare and fast paced, McGovern s Cocktails for Book Lovers, 2014, etc tales evoke entire biographies She focuses on illuminative details and subtle, turning point moments, as when Mandy, a young woman on probation, reacts to her mandatory book group s reading of Katherine Mansfield s 1922 short story The Garden Party It stokes her resentment, as she doesn t even know if people still give garden parties Mandy makes plans to shoplift again, but something about the book group leader s hopefulness and the invitation to give her honest opinion sparks her determination to win maybe a literary argument, or maybe chocolate wafers Tales with subtle, positive but never saccharine transformations that feel fully earned.
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    Julius Blitzy
    The intriguing and intertwined stories of this story is definitely something to admire, it s a little short, but very memorable.An outstanding collection of stories, which are interesting and amazing on their own way, I have a hard time trying to decide which my favorite was but in the end I came to the conclusion that all of them are my favorites, trust me they are all that good We all know that no matter our age and experience, life is hard, from every angle you could possibly see, there are s [...]

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      Published :2019-08-09T14:05:13+00:00