Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A Candle for St. Jude

The patron saint of lost causes. This is, like all work by Rumer Godden, beautifully written. It's about a woman, a ballet dancer, who is beyond her prime and in very serious denial. She causes suffering to all those around her, as she refuses to accept her situation gracefully. It's a compelling story that entices you into thinking about the future and how you will behave when you reach old age.

[If anyone has a decent picture, please send it to me. My copy is just a plain purple-grey colour, so I can't use it.]

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