Liz Berry interest sites
(Liz Berry page and message board )
(Liz Berry page and book message board)
Koala's Liz Berry Easy Freedom page and guest discussion board, plus Georgette Heyer, Chocolate and other scrumptious pages
Book selling sites where readers have found
out-of-print Liz Berry books
Compares prices for over two dozen booksellers and will show whether or not they have the book in stock.
Many interesting reader reviews of all the published books
A few reviews of the books
Important note: Used books listed for sale on the Amazon.co.uk site are NOT
listed on Amazon.com (and vice-versa), so it is worth checking both sites to see if used copies are available.
Many interesting reader reviews of The China Garden
Copies of Mel and The China Garden generally available also the new editions of Easy Connections and Easy Freedom
Some readers have found and bought copies of Easy Connections and Easy Freedom on these sites - but beware certain dealers who are attempting to drive up the price to excessive levels. A hardback first edition of Easy Freedom is a 'rare' book - but Easy Connections is not.
Other sites of interest
A site for adults interested in books for children, teens and young adults, newly published books, what the critics are saying, author interviews, plus many links to authors' own sites.
The brainchild of author Anne Fine, ex-UK Children's Laureate, to encourage children to buy and read books, including secondhand books from jumble sales and charity shops. There's a wonderful collection of BOOKPLATES 'spooky, wacky, sweet, weird, and downright horrible' by famous illustrators which can be downloaded FREE for unlimited printing for personal use, guaranteed to appeal to children of all ages 1-110!
Book discussion site with many Reader Forums and a useful Traders Forum and Auction Board. Interesting Forums for writers too.
Biographies of sci-fi writers, everything they have written and many sites linking to them.
Reviews, author and general information for teen readers.
Site for and by teens. Teen writing and creativity.
An interesting and extensive Spirituality Web Directory covering Health, Religion, Spirituality and Yoga.
The Very Best of British - The American's guide to speaking British
Entertaining and funny, for those who love words, revealing the full eccentricity of British usage. The seven sections contain over 1000 words and expressions that differ in their usage between the US and UK.
Singer-Songwriter & Performer, Nattasha Crestani's own excellent site with her music, her lyrics and lots of photographs.
Meet Catalyna herself, read her poetry and see her stunning photographs.
Gunta's fabulous show-biz photographs of singer Suzi Quatro and much else.
Singer-Songwriter Femke Japing's website, with biography, tons of excellent photographs and her music.
If you know of any sites which you think would be useful and should be included here, please email me. What about your own pages?
Nada Jolic's links
Nada is a web designer, poet and journalist - she has researched these links for 'those who are interested in learning more about some of the artists, musicians, and mythology explored, or briefly mentioned in Liz Berry's books, in particular, Easy Connections, Easy Freedom and The China Garden.' Thanks a lot, Nada!
'I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts - that hope always triumphs over experience - that laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.' - Robert Fulghum
Easy Connections and Easy Freedom
Chapter 1 (Easy Connections)
Nicholas de Stael
Nicholas de Stael was an artist best known for his abstract art, although he originally painted still-life and portraits before the second World War. He committed suicide in l955.
'I lose touch with what I am doing from one moment to the next, find it again and lose it...It has to be this way, for I believe in chance...One never paints what one is looking at, or thinks one is looking at. One paints in a thousand vibrations the shock which one has received.' - Nicholas de Stael.
Although this site is in French, it offers thumbnail pics that you can enlarge to view his great paintings, including 'The Musicians' (most probably the painting that Cathy is talking about when she first goes to Dev's house at Cox's farm).
This online poster shop lets you browse many of his paintings so you can familiarise yourself with his work. You can even buy a poster if you decide you like his work.
Kokoschka (page 72)
Kokoschka was a Viennese abstract expressionist painter. When Cathy says she wants to paint portraits like Kokoschka's she probably means that she wants to paint 'psychological' portraits that say much about the subject.
Great introductory site with a biography and links to his images on the web.
The Roland Collection of Films and Videos on Art: Kokoschka
Download a film about the talented painter whose 'portraits are psychological documents of haunting accuracy.'
Bride of the Wind
Information on the movie that chronicles the life of Alma Mahler who was once the lover of Oskar Kokoschka.
Chapter 14 - Mythology
In Chapter 14, Alun mentions Tuatha De Danaan (also spelled Danann) when he sees Cathy standing with Dev and Chris. He sees them as faery gods that have a psi (psychic) connection.
Brief summary of the Tuatha De Danaan with further resources provided
A detailed history of the Tuatha de Danaan
Different explanations of this particular myth. A useful list of resources is also provided.
An A-Z database of information on Arthurian legends. Look up Tuatha De Danaan or other legends.
Ursula le Guin (Page 13, Easy Freedom)
Ursula K Le Guin's Website
Official website for this prolific author best known for her science fiction and fantasy novels. Includes a complete bibliography and Frequently Asked Questions.
Le Guin's World
Comprehensive fan site that offers heaps of synopses and links to book reviews.
----also all you ever wanted to know about 'ANARRES' (from The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin) --- Liz
Excellent Introduction, and Study Guide to The Dispossessed -Utopianism/Anarchism/Feminism.
The China Garden
'Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone.'
Caerdroia Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths
Great photos. Contains a fantastic directory of links
Open Here: Labyrinths