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Putting it in perspective - unit of work

This unit of work explores point of view in narrative. Students explore two meanings of the term 'point of view': personal point of view and narrative point of view. They learn about first-person and third-person omniscient point of view in narrative, and differentiate between 'narrator' and 'author'. Students then bring ...

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'The Rosie Project' and writing comedy

Do you agree with the view that comedy is the hardest genre to write? The comedy writer must repeatedly create expectations before surprising the reader with unanticipated but viable outcomes. In this clip, listen to members of the First Tuesday Book Club discuss Graham Simsion's romantic comedy novel 'The Rosie Project' ...

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'Her grandmother's harpsichord' by Josephine Rowe

In 'Her grandmother's harpsichord', a short fiction told in the second person, Josephine Rowe reveals the gradual yet profound change that takes place in the protagonist ('you') when a woman with children accepts an invitation to share the protagonist's small house. The unnamed woman occupies the house and slowly her presence ...