The letter of the week at ABC Wednesday is S and continuing my theme, here are the women authors I am highlighting –
Murasaki Shikibu – The author of ‘The Tale of Genji’ which is acknowledged as the world’s first novel. I am trying to find a copy of the translated book so I can read it – part of the ‘1001 Books to read’ list. But I still included her because of this wonderful fact – that in times when society was male-dominated, the writing that came out of it and is now ‘sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic’(from Wikipedia) was written by a woman.
Anna Sewell – The author of ‘Black Beauty’, a childhood favorite of mine (and still continues to be one) and a universally popular book - one of the best-selling books of all time.
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The author of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’.
Silky smooth finish
Hid a clever cunning mind
Betrayal – easy
For Wondrous Words Wednesday,
- battledore - n. 1. a. An early form of badminton played with a flat wooden paddle and a shuttlecock. b. The paddle used in this game.
- stutter-step: It is a footwork technique in tennis. From wikipedia - Although the term is mainly used in tennis, it has also become a modern term that is used commonly meaning to "unsurely make a decision or perform a job or activity". For example, you could 'stutter step" in a decision, or take slow, unsure steps and be cautious towards it instead of to just make up your mind and go for it.