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In the Wings: Stories of Forgotten Women

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A collection of historical fiction by students and friends of editor Bernadette Rule. These stories highlight the little-known lives of women, most of whom were connected to--and overshadowed by--famous men. Women featured are: Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare; Helene Boullé de Champlain, wife of Samuel de Champlain; Molly Brant, sister of Joseph Brant; Laura Sec ...more
Paperback, 162 pages
Published August 15th 2012 by Seraphim Editions
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In the Wings: An Audio Review

The editor of this volume, Bernadette Rule, wears many hats. Aside from her career as a teacher of creative writing, she is the author of several volumes of poetry. Besides the present volume, she has edited the correspondence of Frederick Gower Turnbull.

But she also hosts a radio show called Art Waves, where she interviews many people with artistic gifts, including poets, novelists, painters, sculptors, wood engravers, singers, musicians, dancers, actors, book binde
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Laima
This book is a collection of short stories about women who were related to famous men in history. Some stories are fact, some are fiction and some are a combination of both. At the end of each chapter the author explains how he/she came to write about their particular subject.

One of my favorite chapters was about Lillian Bounds Disney. The entire world knows who Walt Disney was but not much is known about the woman behind the man. I didn’t realize how much influence she had in the growth and de
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Steve Morris
Firstly, I felt that the title is misleading in the way that one might have expected some 70s bra-burning feminist rant. It is certainly not so.

In The Wings, is a smooth, civilised collection of clever little essays asking the question of why until recently the majority (>50%) group of the sexes barely got a mention throughout human history.

Certainly educated and well-edited without being an academic work, Stories of Forgotten Women includes eclectic contributions focusing on string-pulling s
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T.D. Whittle
This is a very enjoyable and interesting read. It took me ages, because I found it best absorbed a bit at a time. Mostly, this is because each story piqued my curiosity, which led to infinite Googling. Thus, mini research projects sprang up all around! I especially enjoyed reading about Georgina Hogarth, Constance Lloyd (I had not known she existed), Lillian Bounds Disney, and Syrie Wellcome Maugham. This reveals more about my own interests than it does about the quality of each particular piece ...more
Kaye Hinckley
"Maiden Aunt," by Richard Van Holst from the collection, "In the Wings," is wonderful, not only because it concerns an interesting event I hadn't known about, but also because it is a very good example of Georgina Hogarth's strong sense of genuine loyalty by the end of the story. Her loyalty to the famous Charles Dickens is obvious throughout, but the examination she ultimately allows, opens her mind to the reality of her sister Catherine's marriage to Charles. Georgina doesn't have to worry abo ...more
Marnie
1.5 stars. This was a book of short stories that I had to read for book club. I am not a fan of short stories or historical fiction so that may have influenced my rating, but I did not find that there was any real depth to the stories. The stories were supposed to be about "forgotten" women in history, but it seemed like in certain cases the stories focused more on the famous men that these women were associated with, and not the women themselves. The short stories were a very quick read though. ...more
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