Readers Comment on Just Where You Stand

1. ‘…. Bringing to life those characters and telling a slice of life story through all those generations in a way that rings true. It is such an interesting study too of male female power relations.’

Beverley Conner
retired educator

2. ‘Your knowledge and imagination of Ock Street are brilliant and Ock Street became familiar to me, even though I’d never been there! The way you have described people, places and situations (it) is very easy for me to visualize ….’

Denise Roberts, pianist
Halkyn, Flintshire, Wales UK

3. ’I have just closed the back cover of Just Where You Stand and with tears in my eyes want to tell you how much I enjoyed your book, and moreover to congratulate you on its high quality. The ease with which the story moves through so many years is so well done. Your characters are very well drawn, and you did such a good job of focussing on one main family, yet keeping so many of the extended family in the picture as well.
Of the many things in the book, three made a particular impression on me.
the amount of research that you did which made each era come alive
the part where Zandra visits great grandma. There’s such love shown in that part, and such a clear depiction of old age.
the part about Wexford Retirement Home. You really aced that one!’

Marge Kelley
Halifax, Nova Scotia
retired: former teacher-librarian and then library consultant for the Toronto District School Board

‘…. Bringing to life those characters and telling a slice of life story through all those generations in a way that rings true. It is such an interesting study too of male female power relations.’

Beverley Conner
retired educator

‘… Ock Street became familiar to me, even though I’d never been there! … very easy for me to visualize ….’
Denise Roberts, pianist
Halkyn, Flintshire, Wales UK

‘… the amount of research that you did which made each era come alive …’
Marge Kelley
Halifax, Nova Scotia
retired: former teacher-librarian and then library consultant for the Toronto District School Board

‘…. so enjoyable to read in this format’
Donna Dempsey
secretary-treasurer for British Columbia Heritage Fairs Societ

4. ‘…. so enjoyable to read in this format’

Donna Dempsey

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