Helen Welsh

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (17 of 18)
Location: Fife, Scotland


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Scots Worship: Lent, Holy Week and Easter by David Ogston
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lord be wi Ye!, 10 April 2014
This is a beautifully humane collection of inspiring memoir and liturgy, told in English and the Doric, by a man whose words in lifetime inspired many to a deeper hope.While fantastic for the north-east of Scotland, I'm not sure the Doric liturgies would translate for use elsewhere. However their rhythm and musicality make for very satisfying personal worship. David Ogston was a Presbyterian minister and as such wouldn't have subscribed to a weekly liturgy in the same way that other denominations do. Perhaps this is what makes his work so fresh - it's all his own work - his own response to the call of God. It's our privilege that he was moved to share it so generously.
A Month in the Country (Penguin Modern Classics) by J. Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 23 Nov 2013
I and some friends decided to read some short stories/novellas, then together view the films made from them. This was our first, and by coincidence the viewing of the film took place on Armistice day - very apt, since the main character has just returned from Passchendaele and is trying to recover from his traumas while picking up the threads of making a living. The job he gets is cleaning up a wall painting in an old church; and while doing the work he sleeps next to the painting, in the bell tower, and participates in village life (hence the title). The work itself, and the relationships he develops, gradually begin a healing process.

The author has written this with a light… Read more
Writing and Selling Articles - Fool's Game or Mone&hellip by Martyn Baguley
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for writers, 7 Oct 2013
In this book, Martyn Baguley reviews his article-writing career and gives an honest and balanced account of its joys and pitfalls. So many books and articles (and even writing courses) give advice which is both dated and wildly over-optimistic. Martyn on the other hand shares his real-life approaches, his submission-to-hit ratios as they evolved over the years, and the actual amount of money one can expect to earn. It is clear that even with increasing skills and knowledge of the markets, the returns for writers have diminished from a not-terribly-lucrative position some twenty years ago. Hence the sub-title - Fool's Game or Money Spinner? However this isn't a dreary glass-half-empty… Read more

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