06
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2017

GCSE English Tuition Bolton Manchester: Jenn Ashworth’s Fell Analysis and Review

Prompted by Jenn Ashworth ‘s lively  and expansive talk at Horwich’ s Thyme Coffee Shop, (hosted by the Thyme to Read Book Group),  I downloaded Ashworth’s most recent novel Fell, onto my kindle.  On this  first time reading, although  I  was acutely aware of the insightful intelligence that shaped the narrative,  I didn’t warm to the characters very much,  finding them more distant, than engaging.   I felt that the sixties’  stoicism of the protagonists flattened their appeal, so they seemed sepia tinted ,  a ‘ foreign country’ where things were definitely other, without inspiring the reader to care in the ways I felt Ashworth wanted us to care. Fell felt bleak to me on every level. The practice of  hope seemed consigned to the rubbish bin of delusion.  Fell seemed more a narrative of the mind than the heart and I so as an antidote to the greyness of Fell, I reread Joanna Cannon’s refreshingly witty,  (and alive) The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and basked once again in a  most spirited,  evocation of suburban secrets.    But now reading Fell again, I am enjoying the novel’s grim brightness and I am smiling at the  farcical and  all too limited powers of the ghost narrators. In fact, Ashworth’s ghostly observers  reveal   the irony of revisitation. They remain vaguely supportive(as in life)   but even in death their   preoccupation with each other and the house,  dominates. Death doesn’t give us as much k
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