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Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback Janet McNeill was born in Dublin in 1907 and spent many years in Northern Ireland Author of than 20 children's books as well as adult novels plays and two opera libretti she was best known for her children's comic fantasy series My Friend Specs McCann

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  1. Laura Laura says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBIWhat a deliciously simpering attack on all things romantic or erotic It invites you in straight into Sarah Vincent's world of mid life ladies at a Tea Party in the upper window of a Belfast cafe There is an explosion of small intimacies of details in the lives of the people who now share the large old house with Sarah child of the original owners Thornehill has been divided into several flats Helen in Mama's old bedroom Addie and her husband


  2. Canadian Reader Canadian Reader says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBIAmended ReviewThis is a short but rich and nuanced novel about a middle aged Belfast spinster Respected school teacher and locally known poet fiftyish Sarah Vincent grew up in a well to do Presbyterian family The family’s state


  3. Allan Allan says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBII first came across McNeill via a recommendation from Glenn Patterson on the Literary Belfast site and really enjoyed 'Tea at 4 o'clock' when I read it earlier in the year This book was very difficult to find and I was looking forward to reading it but while it has its merits I didn't enjoy it nearly as muchThe novel tells the story of Sarah Vincent a 50 something spinster school mistress who lives in the home in which she grew up a large house on the shores of the north shore of Belfast Lough now broken into separate flats inhabited by two old school friends and the daughter of another old school friend who lives there with her young family Sarah's life is her job although she is also a published poet of local note She suffers from her own personal demons stretching back into her past her 'beast' is frequently referred to and she is socially awkward even amongst friends although her love for her teenage crush Helen still burns strong While the story mainly features this


  4. Kate Vane Kate Vane says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBISarah Vincent is in her fifties single a respected teacher and poet liked by her friends but also protective of her privacy This is reflected in her home She still lives in the house she grew up in but it is divided into separate apartments which she lets out Her tenants are at once close and at one removeHer school friends have found different paths through womanhood – careers marriage children good works Their regular reunions are occasions for rivalry as well as reminiscence Each piece of news is digested by the group and reframed into a form that fits their narrative It is clear that belonging brings pleasure but it also has a priceThe novel is cleverly structured so we se


  5. Mary Crawford Mary Crawford says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBIThis is a delight to read it revolves around the relationships and lives of a group of men and women in Belfast in the 60s They are all middle aged and Sarah Vincent a school teacher is the narrator She lives in her childhood home which is now divided into a number of flats close to the zoo As she gives us the back story to each of the characters we also follow her story There are a number of l


  6. Ali Ali says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBIThe Maiden Dinosaur takes us to Belfast in the 1960’s and to Thronehill House standing within sound of the animals in Belfast zoo it was once Sarah Vincent’s family home – now divided into flats Sarah herself lives in one of the flats surrounded continually by the ghosts of her childhood Sarah Vincent is fifty a grammar school teacher and local poet In the other flats live Addie and Gerald Kimberley and Justin and their new baby and Helen – one of Sarah’s greatest friends f


  7. Simon Gibson Simon Gibson says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBIIt's hard to access a book about middle class ladies who lunch and are concerned with the concept of old age when you're a 19 year old boy living in post Troubles BelfastI mean some of the themes were interesting but a lot of the characters felt the same and the scenes seemed to go nowhere s


  8. Ciaran Ellis Ciaran Ellis says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBIjust finished this and I though of the Sarah the protagonist as a continuation of Leo from Hartley's The Go Between Quite a surprise and a moving one at that McNeill's ensemble of aging souls gives pause for thought


  9. Mary Lou Mary Lou says:

    Maiden Dinosaur eBook Ü Paperback maiden pdf, dinosaur kindle, Maiden Dinosaur MOBISarah a teacher in her fifties still lives in the house she was brought up in the suburbs of North Belfast Thronehill is a large Victorian house now in flats and lived in by Sarah’s acquaintancesSarah dedicates her time to teaching and coaching her children her circle of friends are the women she was at school with She meets these women in town once a month for teaA plain ungainly woman Sarah segregates her physical lack of prowess from her cerebral capabilities Starved of affection by parents wrapped up in each other and damaged by a never discussed incident in her childhood she focuses on a kind cool authoritative approach to her relationshipsThis balancing act is put under pressure when one of Sarah’s pupils inflicts a seemingly slight but quite deliberate hurt on her and by the demands of her complicated friendship with needy HelenThe Maiden Dinosaur is a novel


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