Review of Nobody’s Child: Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart

1st August 2021 Review of Nobody’s Child: The True Story of Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart (Cheltenham: The History Press, 2020) Gloria Urquhart was born in 1946 and her story of life in a Yorkshire children’s home is set mostly in the period of the Children’s Departments in EnglandContinue reading “Review of Nobody’s Child: Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart”

Every Heart a Doorway

Book Review Eleanor West’s home for Wayward children houses kids who have travelled to the most fantastical worlds, each through their own doorway. Upon returning to our world, none of them quite belong, and therefore go to live in a place where they are understood. But a week after Nancy, a girl who travelled toContinue reading “Every Heart a Doorway”

What does it mean to live when we are aging or when we are dying? — I READ THIS BOOK…

As a pastoral care worker for my parish I visit parishioners who are in assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. What strikes me each time I go on a pastoral visit is not just the vast differences in living conditions at some of the institutional housing, but, and perhaps even more than the differences relating […]Continue reading “What does it mean to live when we are aging or when we are dying? — I READ THIS BOOK…”

Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care: Moira Welsh — His Futile Preoccupations …..

After reading Leisureville, I stumbled across Moira Welsh’s non-fiction book Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care. Since I was on a roll when it came to reading about aging, I decided to take a chance and see what I could learn. As it turned out, I learned a lot. Canadian author Moira Welsh […]Continue reading “Happily Ever Older: Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care: Moira Welsh — His Futile Preoccupations …..”

The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, Aged 19 Going on 91

by David M Barnett @davidmbarnett November 15, 2018 Book Review By mgriffiths163 About the Book From the bestselling author of CALLING MAJOR TOM comes a heartwarming comedy about unlikely friendships and community. Fans of The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan, The Man I Think I Know by Mike Gayle, The Map ofContinue reading “The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, Aged 19 Going on 91”