(When Nights Were Cold) PDF DOWNLOAD é Susanna Jones
Simpsons Comics uEn realism and pastiche and another between drama and melodrama Susanna Jones walks both rather well It was wonderful to arrive atniversity with Grace What a wonderful world it was a world full of women
seeking knowledge that no man may enter a world where women were freed from social conventions and knowledge that no man may enter a world where women were freed from social conventions and only by their surnames a world of cocoa evenings social clubs new friendships and so many wonderful possibilities Grace was inspired and full of confidence she formed forms the Antarctic Exploration Society to follow and maybe even to emulate their adventures Three other women joined Grace s new venture Leonora LOCKE THE CONFIDENT AND SOCIABLE DAUGHTER OF LIBERAL PARENTS the confident and sociable daughter of liberal parents wants to experience everything college can offer before she steps out into the world Winifred Hooper who is apprehensive about possible adventures but curious and nwilling to be left out of any adventures that might present themselves before she settles into the traditional roles of wife and mother and Cecily Parr who is clever forthright knowledgable and eager to take the lead A diverse artet indeed and that confirmed the idea I had that all of this was a little bit contrived But the relationships between the four had a very interesting dynamic and the story had so many possibilities There would be adventures there would be tragedies and there would be repercussions It was compulsive reading In the end Grace would be the only survivor living alone in the family compulsive reading In the end Grace would be the only survivor living alone in the family that she had hated The stories of her friends of her family of just how she got there are complex and Discovering Your Heart with the Flag Page uite extraordinary And as those storiesnfolded I began to Prom Kings and Drama Queens uestion Grace s sanity and toestion just how reliable her account of her life really was She was a wonderfully storyteller catching the dark atmosphere of her home the cold intensity of her adventures the tangled relationships that surrounded her so very very well The story became and intense dark and claustrophobic before winding Confident Conversation up with a wonderful twist I loved it but still I have toibble a little Early in the story I loved the way Susanna Jones pitched her story between realism and pastiche and between drama and melodrama But later I began to wish that she would take her story one way or the other and embrace that direction wholeheartedly And I wish some of her ideas had been developed a little and some of the story opened out a little She had four women Lettice the Flower Girl undergraduates with opposing views on women s suffrage and I wanted to hear them argue but I didn t I wanted to spend time with the Antarctic Exploration Society to follow every detail of their activities It isn t that this wasn t a really good book it was it s just that I have a feeling that it could have been just a little deeper and richer. Candlin a women's college filled with intelligent women she finally feels her ambitions beginning to take shap. A highality novel in terms of style of writing and vivid description The storyline however falters at some points and does not have the pace and cogency which I would have likedAs a psychological thriller this is story given by an nreliable narrator As it goes on and of the story is is story given by an nreliable narrator As it goes on and of the story is p of scenes which may be imaginary or misunderstood Indeed it is possible that all of these story is p of scenes which may be imaginary or misunderstood Indeed it is possible that all of these and disasters are merely hallucinations an indication of that is the mental instability of the narrator s father Has she inherited his state of mindThe ending to me is nclear Does she perish in the fire she sets in the family home This is rather like the actions of the mad wife in Jane Eyre Or does she set fire to this place of sad memories and just run offI agree with some other commentators on When Nights Were Cold that the most powerful part of the text is the looking back on early friendships and the nostalgia for youth in a world which has been taken away by changeIn some psychological thrillers there is an afterword sometimes written in the form of a newspaper report a letter from an observer or a coroner s decision giving an impartial view of the real status and fate of the narrator This novel would be very much better with such an addition It would improve the story with clarity and interest I have never read anything by this author before and was not encouraged by the cover saying a gripping psychological thriller However I didn t feel this book was a psychological thriller and it certainly wasn t gripping for meOn the positive side the book covered some potentially very interesting topics and had any of these areas as described by previous reviewers been developed I probably would have enjoyed the book However they were not and the tantalising glimpses before the author changed tack yet again were just frustratingWhat was real and what was in the protagonist s imagination Did I really care No I guess this switching between the two was what was meant to make it a psychological thriller but it just frustrated me and made me put the book down and go off to do something productive If it hadn t been the first book for a new reading group I certainly wouldn
t have bothered to finish itIt will be interesting to hear what have bothered to finish itIt will be interesting to hear what members of the group have to say especially as the author is going to attend the meeting Grace Farringdon has always been obsessed with polar exploration and diligently follows the exploits of Scott and Shackleton When she enrolls at Candlin College she sets p a Ladies Polar Exploration society joined by her friend Leonora Locke an aspiring playwright and suffragist Winifred Hooper a budding botanist and Cicely Parr an irascible mountaineer whose parents died in a climbing accident. As een Victoria's reign reaches its end Grace Farringdon dreams of polar explorations and of escape from her.
Susanna Jones Á 1 DOWNLOADBut who continues to climb with her intrepid aunt and ncleDisaster strikes during an expedition to the Alps and World War I also intervenes to divide the friends A return journey to the Matterhorn brings yet another catastrophe but this time it may have been manmade As the last remaining member of the society and an
Isolated Spinster Grace Is Thespinster Grace is the recalling the incidents of those years roughly 1904 1923 But is her account reliable She has always had a vivid imagination and after graduation a few people thought she was showing Hell did this book make me angry I felt cheated by this one Probably because I expected something totally different This is basically just yet another novel about a Victorian heroine being straight LACED BY STRICT PARENTS AND AS by strict parents and as result Beyond Within unable to fulfill her dreams wasting her life dreaming and slowly going mad A Guardianote promised a gripping psychological thriller which totally led me Concordancia de la Biblia Strong Concisa (Spanish Edition): James Strong: 9781602555174: Amazon.com: Books unto the wrong track The plot sounded promising with its Shackletonarctic exploration angle Little did I know that all the aspirations of the Arctic Society the narrator Grace Farringdon founded would stay imaginary and only amount to some hare brained students playing explorers with their fingers on the map The alpine part stays a sketch too revealed only in glimses and in hindsight Ok two of the friends manage to climb the Matterhorn later on led by a native guide and wit disastrous results but maybe that too was only a fever dream of thenhinged narrator who is getting and The Rich One (Persephones Awakening, unreliabel as the storynfolds I also was not too impressed by the writing which stayed oddly flat staying on the surface of things but maybe that was intentional as Farringdon is not one given to try and decipher the feelings of others I was intrigued by the idea of a novel about Edwardian lady mountaineers and I was even intrigued when I placed the name of the author Because I recalled that Susanna Jones specialises in dark storytelling Classroom Crack Ups and School Disasters unreliable narrators and psychological drama I hoped that When Nights Were Cold would be something rather special and it very nearly was When Grace Farringdon was growingp she and her father followed the polar explorations of Ernest Shackleton and his contemporaries studying every detail they could find It was only supposed to be a diversion for a little girl Grace and her sister were expected to grow p into obedient women who would look after their parents and find good respectable husbands They both wanted and their parents tried to clip their wings They succeeded with Catherine but not with Grace She escaped after sing covert means to secure a place at an all women college It was wonderful to watch and my heart rose for Grace and fell for Catherine There s a fine line betwe. Stifling home with her protective parents and eccentric agoraphobic sister But when Grace secretly applies to. .