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Lona Manning

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Lona Manning loves reading, choral singing, gardening and travel. Over the years, she has been a home care aide, legal secretary, political speech writer, office manager, vocational instructor, non-profit administrator and teacher of English as a Second Language. She spent four years teaching in China, where she began writing her debut novel, A Contrary Wind. She and her family live in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

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CMP#39 Symbolism in Mansfield Park?

Picture Clutching My Pearls is about Jane Austen and the times she lived in. Click here for the first in the series.  

Disclaimer: To repeat something I mentioned at the beginning of this series of posts about Mansfield Park, "When I say I disagree that 
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Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing by Lauren  Hough
"I’ve read Hough’s Cable Guy essay, and frankly found the writing, with its short, stumpy sentences, to be mediocre at best. Still, a queer, military, working-class, former cult member living on the fringes of society is a pretty rare voice to come by" Read more of this review »
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“Every age before this one has performed or permitted acts that to us are morally stupefying. So unless we have any reason to think we are more reasonable, morally better or wiser than at any time in the past, it is reasonable to assume there will be some things we are presently doing – possibly while flushed with moral virtue – that our descendants will whistle through their teeth at, and say ‘What the hell were they thinking?’ It is worth wondering what the blind spots of our age might be. What might we be doing that will be regarded by succeeding generations in the same way we now look on the slave trade or using Victorian children as chimney sweeps?”
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