TL-DR: It veered towards greatness, then lost its nerve (taking troubling historical liberties en route.) ETA. Worth reading Athena Andreadis’s take on the film. She has a lot more skin in this game, and her account is a passionate (and convincing) indictment.
I once wrote a play. Not only wrote, but directed and produced it, with help from quite a few of my classmates in my Master programme with clothes and props. This took place in 2002-3. It was a one-act play of 40 minutes duration, about W.B. Yeats’s disastrous honeymoon in Kent in 1917, and his new […]
White Feathers got ANOTHER review which was sent on to me by the publishers this morning and if you read it, you will see why I am grinning from ear to ear. Regrettably it is not available online, but I enclose an image of it below. Here is a bit I am really pleased got […]
Novels are harder. You can relax a little, every sentence doesn’t need to be investedwith heavy meaning like a raindrop straining to fall off a leaf, but you need to get yourself some project management to plan the thing to the end. You need to undergo a journey with these characters and allow them to […]
Like men and buses, reviews take their time then all come along at once 🙂 Izzy Reads has kindly provided this review of White Feathers on her blog. My grandmother didn’t have a lot of time for the women who handed out white feathers during the first world war. To her, it was a symbol not of […]
Originally posted on Helen Finch:
I already knew about the Rhodes protests before I left Leeds. I had been sent an email by our South African colleague, telling us that the University of Cape Town was alive with student activists protesting at the slow pace of transformation twenty years after the fall of apartheid, and…
A few months ago I put out a review request to the book blogging community. Liz Maguire, who blogs at American Author, was happy to oblige and has done a great write up of her experience reading White Feathers. My favourite paragraph was this one: I set about reading White Feathers as spring opened the […]