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The Value of Diary-Writing : Presentations by Cornelia

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It has been said that “the first duty of love is to listen”( theologian Paul Tillich.) Freud spoke of the “talking cure.”  But what if there isn’t  someone to talk to?  Keeping a diary can provide a listening ear. Women write diaries to try to make sense out of life, to express their feelings honestly, especially when writing...

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Oliver Twist

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I watched the 1948 movie version of “Oliver Twist.”  Oliver is an orphan, raised in an English workhouse which, essentially, requires slavery for food and shelter; then Oliver is sold, at about eight years old, to an undertaker as an apprentice, where he is also treated cruelly. He runs away and gets taken up by a gang of street boys bossed by...

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Welcome to My Chinese Readers

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  亲爱的中文读者和家长朋友,欢迎您 阅读我的儿童书籍!希望我的故事书对您和您的孩子都有帮助,并衷心祝愿您和您的家人身体健康,万事如意,阖家幸福! 親愛的中文讀者和家長朋友,歡迎您 閱讀我的兒童書籍!希望我的故事書對您和您的孩子都有幫助,並衷心祝願您和您的家人身體健康,萬事如意,闔家幸福! Hello and welcome to my Chinese readers!  I hope that my books are helpful to you and your children.  I cannot speak or read Chinese but my friend has written these words for me so that can I can wish you health,...

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Island People

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A trip to New England sparked my interest in the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909). An early feminist, ecologist and architectural preservationist, Jewett wrote about the Maine country people she knew so well.  Her best known story—really a novella—“The Country of the Pointed Firs”—is a series of portraits of the lives of ordinary people. A woman...

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Everybody’s Somewhere

Everybody’s Somewhere

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Cornelia expands the range of her previous children’s books in this new venture:  In playful, bouncy rhymes that children and parents will have fun saying out loud,  Everybody’s Somewhere offers children a way to think about other people in other places doing different things; to be delighted by new ideas, and to be reassured that everyone is...

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