The Gate to Womens Country by Sheri S. TepperTeppers finest novel to date is set in a post-holocaust feminist dystopia that offers only two political alternatives: a repressive polygamist sect that is slowly self-destructing through inbreeding and the matriarchal dictatorship called Womens Country. Here, in a desperate effort to prevent another world war, the women have segregated most men into closed military garrisons and have taken on themselves every other function of government, industry, agriculture, science and learning.
The resulting manifold responsibilities are seen through the life of Stavia, from a dreaming 10-year-old to maturity as doctor, mother and member of the Marthatown Womens Council. As in Teppers Awakeners series books, the rigid social systems are tempered by the voices of individual experience and, here, by an imaginative reworking of The Trojan Woman that runs through the text. A rewarding and challenging novel that is to be valued for its provocative ideas.
Standing at the Gate of the Year
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way. The speech was very well received both here and around the free world and the poem became one of the most widely reproduced of the 20 th century. The Queen was particularly taken by it and had it engraved on a plaque on the gates of the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor when the King was interred in As we step towards the chaos and confusion that is surely coming our way in how would the man who stands at the gate advise us today? Please sign-up for our weekly Newsletter to let you know all the current news and upcoming events in the St Margarets area.
The speech was very well received both here and around the free world and the poem became one of the most widely reproduced of the 20 th century. The Queen was particularly taken by it and had it engraved on a plaque on the gates of the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor when the King was interred in As we read it let us wish ourselves all - a very Happy New Year. Please sign-up for our weekly Newsletter to let you know all the current news and upcoming events in the St Margarets area. We will never sell, or let third parties use your email address.
One of the best known yet least known poems was published years ago. It came at the end of the nine-minute broadcast:. I feel that we may all find a message of encouragement in the lines which, in my closing words, I would like to say to you:. The King's broadcast was specifically Christian in content. He identified Christmas as "above all, the festival of peace". But Britain was of course at war and, it is worth noting the obvious fact, obscured by hindsight, that at the time no one knew if Britain would win the war.
Kevin Gates - Great Man [Official Audio]
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way. And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East. Spoken by George VI in his Christmas broadcast to the Empire these words struck a chord with a country facing the uncertainly of war. They were the preamble to an obscure poem, God Knows , written in , but nobody was able to identify the poet. The poem was just a small part of a career which had encompassed working in India and the East End, industrial welfare and academia. Minnie Haskins was born and educated near Bristol where she studied informally at University College, Bristol while undertaking voluntary work for the local Congregational Church. By she was working in Lambeth for the Springfield Hall Wesleyan Methodist mission and in she departed for Madras with the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society to work in the Zenana mission to women.
The title given to it by the author was "God Knows". She studied and then taught at the London School of Economics in the first half of the twentieth century. The poem, written in and privately published in , was part of a collection titled The Desert. It caught the public attention and the popular imagination when King George VI quoted it in his Christmas broadcast to the British Empire. The poem was brought to his attention by his wife, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Consort. The poem was widely acclaimed as inspirational, reaching its first mass audience in the early days of the Second World War. Its words remained a source of comfort to the Queen for the rest of her life, and she had its words engraved on stone plaques and fixed to the gates of the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle , where the King was interred.