➭ Octavia Read ➵ Author Beryl Kingston – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Octavia Much Is Expected Of Octavia Smith Growing Up A Much Loved Only Child Surrounded By Family Friends Like George Bernard Shaw And William Morris, Octavia Takes It As A Matter Of Course That She Will Than Meet Those Expectations Her Childhood Ambition Is To Change The World, But Will The Sometimes Chaotic And Often Somber Events Of The Early Twentieth Century Allow Her To During Her University Career, Octavia Joins The Suffragettes, Becoming Passionately Devoted To The Cause But Will The Arrival On The Scene Of The Attractive Tommy Meriton Give Her Passions Another Path To Follow While The Horrors Of World War One And Subsequent Events Threaten To Tear Apart Her Delicate Network Of Friends And Family, Octavia Must Choose How She Make Her Mark On Her Time.

10 thoughts on “Octavia

  1. says:

    I enjoyed this book.

  2. says:

    Beryl Kingston is a brave and gifted writer who has woven together the lives of imperfect people living at the turn of the twentieth century, with historical victories and defeats At the same time, she teaches us to notice the details in a person s tone of voice, the loving way in which a mother frets and a father, permissive, is also very loving When I read the childhood encounter of Octavia with cousin Cyrill, he planning to sail the seven seas, and she merely planning to change the world, I heard those words which might have curtailed the creative work of women, namely, You can t do that beause you are a girl Octavia wants to make her own choices In early adulthood, exposure to the Suffragette movement, including the resolve of brave women against the horrors of prison and torture, leave Octavia sick and exhausted, but unable and unwilling to acquiesce to society s expectation that women remain quiet, docile, doing only what the husband permits She takes a teaching job, which leads to her realization of the need for improvement in the schools, and deeply involved in education, teaching, guiding other teachers, and learning about the limitations of her own strength and the need for collegiality.Kingston s prose is so delicate and compelling, filled with visuals as fine as watercolor paintings, passionat...

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