Book Review: The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante

The last of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels

The last of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels

This is a story about the dark places, and the fires, inside all of us.  It’s not new, it’s as old as Naples, but it’s told with the energy of possibility and through the eyes of women.

The Story of the Lost Child is the last book in a series of four – the Neapolitan novels.

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Army, Reserves and women – questions of strength

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May 24, 1879, The Graphic, an illustrated weekly newspaper from London, considers the world.  

Here are two articles – the first on the use of army Reserves and the second on the merits of women.  Both are topics being debated today.   The British government is reshaping its military including its reserve forces and the Pentagon is giving women a chance.  

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