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    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte/Book Review

    I’ve just finished reading Jane Eyre for the third time and once again I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a book that is told through a first person narrative, and deals with the development of Jane’s spiritual, moral and emotional needs as she grows from a 10 year old through to a mature woman. The novel approaches the issues of feminism, sexuality, class and religion that existed at the time period of the 1780s to the 1820s, or thereabouts. The story is set in 5 phases which deals with Jane’s early childhood where she is raised by her Aunt Reed at Gateshead Hall, reluctantly so, having become an orphan due…

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    Naming a Cat

    There are challenges most large in our lives today, Some are steep like the side of a cliff. It may have begun in the past long ago, When they penned the first hieroglyph. To name a cat is an arduous task, It can take many weeks, maybe more. Feline charisma and traits are aplenty, Though it can sometimes feel like a chore. Their size can determine a name such as Tiny, Or Donut, Titan or Smidge. Your favourite book as a child may prompt you, Using Mungo, Jerry or Midge. A good suggestion is a cartoon cat, Like Sylvester, Garfield and Tom. Or the readers among you may settle for…

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    The Old Curiosity Shop/Book Review

    I have just finished reading the most wonderful book. The old curiosity shop by Charles Dickens. This has got to be my favourite novel of his, which is difficult to say considering that only a while ago I read David Copperfield and felt the same way. The story kind of centres on Little Nell and her Grandfather that live in the curiosity shop, but through the grandfathers gambling habits, they become homeless and wander aimlessly for miles meeting characters who help them and provide shelter. I really enjoyed the way the little stories come and go describing each of the lives of the ones that were somehow connected to these…

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    The Vets

    This is a true story. Dexter’s Cough   My dog has been forlorn this week, Because he’s had a cough. Yet still his normal sprightly self, Loud and going Woof!   His nose was cold, was eating well, He ran to fetch his ball. Played with the cats, ran up the stairs, He even jumped a wall.   So 5 days on, his cough got deep, I then became concerned. Each time he heard a noise outside, His health it kind of turned.   I took him to the vets today, He was nervous I could tell. He tried to jump upon my knees, He didn’t like the smell (…

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    Pearl

    I was out having lunch with a friend around a week ago, and we were having a chat about relationships. She’d been through a particularly hard time and was being basically ignored by the man she loved. I felt really sorry for her because she had given everything of herself, and had had her generosity thrown back into her face. Have you ever been treated this way? If you have I really sympathise. I think the most awful thing in the world is to move along in a relationship with someone that you have completely and hopelessly fallen in love with, only to be treated so shabby that it causes…

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    My Son

    This is a letter to you dear son to tell you how proud you have made me this week. You revised so hard for your exams, without too much prompting on my part. All of your hard work has finally paid off and you passed all of your GCSEs this week. And you didn’t just pass them, you exceeded your expectations far beyond what you ever imagined, and the most important thing from all of this is that you were proud of yourself. On Tuesday morning, as you walked out of the front door with your friend to collect your results, I could tell how nervous you were. I was…