The Maiden Dinosaur

The Maiden Dinosaur None

  • Title: The Maiden Dinosaur
  • Author: Janet McNeill
  • ISBN: 9780856403026
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
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      Published :2018-04-27T16:51:02+00:00

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    1. Allan

      I first came across McNeill via a recommendation from Glenn Patterson on the Literary Belfast site, and really enjoyed 'Tea at 4 o'clock' when I read it earlier in the year. This book was very difficult to find, and I was looking forward to reading it, but, while it has its merits, I didn't enjoy it nearly as much.The novel tells the story of Sarah Vincent, a 50 something spinster school mistress who lives in the home in which she grew up, a large house on the shores of the north shore of Belfas [...]

    2. Kate Vane

      Sarah Vincent is in her fifties, single, a respected teacher and poet, liked by her friends but also protective of her privacy. This is reflected in her home. She still lives in the house she grew up in but it is divided into separate apartments which she lets out. Her tenants are at once close and at one remove.Her school friends have found different paths through womanhood – careers, marriage, children, good works. Their regular reunions are occasions for rivalry as well as reminiscence. Eac [...]

    3. Ciaran Ellis

      just finished this and I though of the Sarah the protagonist as a continuation of Leo from Hartley's The Go-Between. Quite a surprise and a moving one at that: McNeill's ensemble of aging souls gives pause for thought.

    4. Ali

      The Maiden Dinosaur takes us to Belfast in the 1960’s, and to Thronehill House, standing within sound of the animals in Belfast zoo; it was once Sarah Vincent’s family home – now divided into flats. Sarah herself lives in one of the flats, surrounded continually by the ghosts of her childhood. Sarah Vincent is fifty, a grammar school teacher and local poet. In the other flats live; Addie and Gerald, Kimberley and Justin and their new baby, and Helen – one of Sarah’s greatest friends fr [...]

    5. Simon Gibson

      It's hard to access a book about middle class ladies who lunch and are concerned with the concept of old age when you're a 19 year old boy living in post-Troubles Belfast.I mean some of the themes were interesting, but a lot of the characters felt the same and the scenes seemed to go nowhere sometimes. The changing perspective was both innovative and extremely confusing.It was weird, but anyway, I have to go write an essay on it now.

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