Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore – a review

Metal Fish, Falling Snow, by Cath Moore, has been given the Prime Minister’s Award (2021) for Young adult literature. It is a poignant, beautifully-written debut novel, which touched me deeply. A so-called ‘young adult’ novel, it kept me, an old woman, reading avidly from start to finish. Not only that, several times I went back …

Baby steps on the road to recovery after loss

Baby steps. The concept resonates. Do one small thing. Then another. Brush your hair. Put bread and cheese on the table. Water the plants. Rest often. Talk. Cry. Find a comfortable space to be. Fold the washing. Put the socks in drawers and fresh sheets on the bed. Take care of yourself. Ask for comfort. …

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