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She is the author of women's fiction and award-winning original fiction readers in various genres for people learning to speak English, published by Cambridge University Press and Cengage Learning.
An experienced adult education tutor, Margaret teaches creative writing in and around Norwich, and works with those who want to use writing as therapy as well as those who want to become published authors. Margaret has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and lives in Norwich, UK with her partner and their bouncy son and dog.
Her website is at: https://www.margaretkjohnson.com
Margaret has an MA in Creative Writing (Secriptwriting) from the University of East Anglia.
As well as writing fiction and language readers, Margaret teaches WriteUP Creative Writing Courses - more details are available at: www.margaretkjohnson.co.uk/writeup-courses.html
You can find out more about Margaret on her website at www.margaretkjohnson.co.uk
You can also follow her blog at www.margaretkjohnson.co.uk/blog
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A Nightingale in Winter is about courage and searing ambition at a time when the very foundations of the world have been shaken.
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. After being jilted by her lover, Carla is devastated and intends to seek revenge. She joins a self-help group for people in similar situations and there she meets three women who have been betrayed or abandoned by their husbands. Carla decides to rehearse her revenge on these men and starts by buying a ticket to Cuba.
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. Alex is a thirty-year-old art gallery assistant and hopelessly in love with her boss, Brad. Then, an incident at the gallery means they have to spend a few days at Brad's country house. This is Alex's opportunity to impress but nothing seems to go the way she planned. A surprise guest and a Christmas party help Alex to discover what she really, really wants.
When Janet, Kate, Estelle and Reenie sign up for a workshop at the village hall promising women a 'garden of earthly delights,' not all of them know what they've signed up for. And when they find that a giant reproduction from the Kama Sutra has replaced the usual portrait of the Queen, more than one of them contemplates doing a runner before it's too late.
Their mysterious and charismatic workshop leader wants to sweep them into the adventure of their lives. But as she speaks to them about erotica the best way to pleasure themselves can they trust her? And can they overcome their personal struggles for long enough to become the happy, sensual beings they deserve to be?
A funny, moving tale of four women on a roller coaster quest to change their lives forever.
“If you are a woman you will benefit from reading this beautiful, heart-warming laugh-out-loud-loads-of-times story that reminds us just how connected we all are, even though life sometimes challenges us. It is a story of deep, sincere friendship, growth and human connection... And that's what we're here for isn't it? I loved every character and rooted for each of them with all my heart... Couldn't put it down and was sad when I finished it…
“This book made me laugh out loud, and I missed my bus stop when reading it on the way home from work. It tackles topics that are usually skirted around in a bold way that is very comical.”
“I loved getting to know Johnson's four flawed but ultimately lovable characters, whose differences would have prevented them from ever becoming friends if they hadn't met in such an unusual setting as The Goddess Workshop. Are there really such things as Goddess Workshops? Somehow, I suspect there may be, and if so, I hope they are as good for the women who attend in the real world, as this one was for Janet, Estelle, Kate and Reenie."
"Johnson unfolds the background information artfully, allowing the reader to discover new aspects of her four characters and keep us interested. The subject matter provides a great venue for the random funny line, but the story, although light-hearted in general, carries an important message for women everywhere. It's about love, friendship, trust, and letting go of past grievances.”
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. On an adventure holiday in the Caribbean, Lisa and Jennifer are sharing a room. They are very different people and do not get on. However, they do have something in common: they are both attracted to Ian. And Ian likes both of them. But what about Ian's girlfriend, Caroline? And then there's Pete and of course, Gary...
Modern, original fiction for learners of English. Sam is like any other teenage girl except that she was born deaf. She meets Jim, falls in love and feels happier than ever before. Then one day Jim's jealous ex-girlfriend reveals a secret. Sam is left wondering if she really knows Jim at all. For their love to grow Jim must show her that their worlds are not too different.
“People drink coffee on the go; you take a moment for tea.”
Teatime in Ireland pays tribute to the delightful ritual of “taking tea,” both formal and informal, and invites you on a tasting tour of Ireland where tea-drinking serves as a symbol of hospitality, friendship, and pleasure.
From her first visit in 1984, Margaret Johnson has forged an indelible bond with Ireland and Irish food, and she shares her continued passion in her latest cookbook devoted to the special relationship Irish people have with tea.
You’ll learn a bit of Irish tea history; be amazed that not even the Easter Rising could keep the ladies of Dublin from their tea and cakes; and discover a treasure trove of recipes for hosting your own special occasion afternoon tea.
From homespun recipes like Egg and Tomato Sandwiches and Buttermilk Scones to more ambitious sweets such as Battenberg Cake and Millionaire’s Shortbread, Teatime in Ireland provides a delicious culinary and cultural experience.
From country castles and Kerry kitchens to casual tearooms and Dublin drawing rooms, this colorful collection offers more than seventy recipes that will take you seamlessly from a morning cuppa to an afternoon tea party.
Bain taitneamh as do bhéile . . . Bon appétit!
Praise for Teatime in Ireland
“Pull up a chair, pour yourself a steaming cup of your favorite tea, and then settle in for a feast for the taste buds as well as the eyes. From custards to creams, cakes to éclairs, and dainty sandwiches to tartines, Margaret Johnson’s latest cookbook is an encyclopedic, lavishly illustrated journey through the celebrated custom of teatime in Ireland. Learn the fascinating history behind Ireland’s iconic beverage, the time-honored repast that complements it, and learn about the shops, hotels, and castles that do it best. Teatime in Ireland is essential reading and a valuable addition to your cookbook collection.”
—JEFF MEADE, Editor, irishphiladelphia.com
“Teatime in Ireland is Margaret Johnson's most glorious book yet. Full of rich history and traditional sayings, every page will make you want to put on a kettle of water to make a rich, soul-satisfying brew. Visit legendary tea spots through her pages or create your own specialties for friends and family. There is absolutely no better way to create a bit of peace and joy in your day.”
—ROSEANN TULLY, CEO & Founder, Intermezzo Magazine
“Margaret Johnson’s Teatime in Ireland brings us the best of Irish cooking with a visual presentation of Ireland that creates a longing for home. And this latest volume, like its predecessors, is literate and entertaining, as well as informative and practical.”
—PETER MCDERMOTT, Arts Editor, Irish Echo Newspaper
“With her latest book, Teatime in Ireland, Margaret Johnson proves again to be one of Irish gastronomy’s most fervent, accomplished, and artful ambassadors. She presents scores of recipes—and stories—each practically arranged, sourced, and delicious, along with lustrous photos that literally beckon the appetite.
* Struggling to come to accept that your relationship is over?
* Unsure how to rebuild your life?
* Under pressure to be okay from well-meaning friends and family?
* Desperate to start feeling hopeful about the future and clearer about what you want?
Welcome to Breakupvia.
Like anyone who’s feeling a bit lost, you might be missing the two vital things that could make a huge difference to your Recovery Journey – a guidebook and a map. In this ground-breaking and highly practical workbook, Margaret K Johnson gives you just that.
Most self-help books are just about reading and reflecting, but not this one. Using practical activities and specialist writing therapy exercises, this workbook is designed to take you through all four season of Recovery from relationship break-up, helping you to:
*Accept what’s happened to you.
*Take care of yourself.
*Deal with anger issues and grief.
*Deepen you self-love and self-esteem.
*Trust and feel hopeful again.
*Put you in touch with your amazing future.
So grab your notebook and take your first steps through the rugged, but ultimately exciting and fulfilling land of Breakupvia.
When four very different people meet at a Lift Up course for the newly divorced or separated, there are initial tensions. Aleysha hasn’t accepted the fact that her seven-month marriage is over. Nick is struggling with being a single parent. Colette is still dealing with the health problems that caused her husband to walk out on her, and Emma is a dumper, while the others are dumpees.
As the group get to know each other, Colette suggests they start a dare club. If they’re cavorting several metres off the ground, or standing under a spotlight, it’s bound to help them to forget about their troubles, isn’t it? At the very least, they’ll have some fun, and who knows? It might just change their lives forever.
Reviews for The Dare Club:
"I loved this book. The four very different main characters meet at a group to help people recover from relationship breakdowns and embark on a series of adventures together. They came to life for me as I read about their ups and downs and by the end of the story, I felt as if the characters were not only friends with each other, but also with me. I had laughed with them, worried about them and cried tears of joy for them."
"The Dare Club was a fantastic read and I was gripped from the start! Lots of twists and turns and a variety of characters. Highly recommended!"
"I love a book I can get straight into and the clever introduction to the people made them instant friends and companions. I loved the twists and turns and build-up which picks up a real pace as their crazy lives intertwine and their friendships grow. A thoroughly enjoyable read."
Original stories at seven levels from starter to advanced, written specially for learners of English. With gripping plots and a range of genres to satisfy every taste, Cambridge English Readers offer high-quality original fiction that students will love! The highest quality of writing and storytelling is combined with the greatest sensitivity to the learner's language level, to ensure an enjoyable and successful learning experience, with learners eager to finish one book and start the next.