The Streetcar-Tamed Desire

The Streetcar-Tamed Desire

Set in modern day Portland, Oregon, The Streetcar-Tamed Desire starts as the story of Michael Childress, a young ad executive whose desire for a car is pressed under the frown of his environmentalist wife, Magdelen. The plot soon thickens and weaves around more characters – each interesting in its own way and engaged in conflict…

MASH

M*A*S*H and the Army We Loved to Hate/Love

Ranking fifth in the Writers’ Guild of America’s 101 Best Written Series, the TV adaptation of Robert Altman’s 1970 film about a medical unit in the Korean War remains the only long-running series with a war zone as its setting. It ran for eleven seasons and the final episode on February 28, 1983 became the…

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Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

Major accidents, injuries, and illnesses in early life, all have the debilitating potential to run rings of fear around a child and imprison them in a cage of low-self-esteem and negative self-image. Here is one book for children that liberates them from fear and brings them the message of hope and confidence. Winner of the…

Maisie Dobbs (2004)

Jacqueline Winspear Penguin Books, 2004 ISBN-13: 9780142004333 Reviewed by Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: The Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel 2003, Maisie Dobbs is the beginning of a series about a young woman in post-World War I London who sets herself up in business as a Psychologist and Investigator. Although it seems strange to consider…

The Music Room: A memoir (2009)

The Music Room: A memoir William Fiennes W.W. Norton & Co., 2009 ISBN: 978-0-393-07258-7 Reviewer: Patricia Wellingham-Jones Synopsis: William Fiennes grew up in a 700-year-old castle near Oxford, England, in a loving family, overshadowed by an older brother with epilepsy and brain damage. Richard was 11 years old and already suffering from epilepsy when William…