Bernard MacLaverty Born in Belfast in , he lived there until moving to Scotland in His first novels, Lamb () and Cal (), were produced as films, and. A Time to Dance Bernard MacLaverty. Theme and central/main idea · Answering Essay Questions. tand the question- read the question carefully and. “Nelson was worried because he knew what it was like to be blind. [ ] It was a terrible feeling.” At the beginning of the story, Nelson sees.

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Nelson goes into the lesson, RME. He has skived school a lot, even at primary. MadameMelli rated it liked it Feb 10, A pleasure to read. Registration Forgot your password? We think you have liked this presentation.

But examine it further and the scars it leaves on you as a reader go deeper than the woman’s physical damage and humiliation. Nelson lives with his mother. We know this because it says there are tin cans and broken glass in the street. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Building Block Approach Literature essays are like: He does not seem to know Nelson very well and has obviously never tried to help him.


Write down all the reasons why we should feel sorry for Nelson. A Time to Dance, and Other Stories. Published by Maurice Hawe Modified over 4 years ago. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mayanne Macgregor rated it really liked it Dec 28, This story takes place in the Projects.

A Time to Dance

She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. From inside the book.

The teacher snaps at him and tells him to follow what she is reading. He is in S1.

Do you think she loves Nelson? I’m pretty sure I bought this book at a garage sale for one dollar and then found that I couldn’t possibly put it down.

Nelson plays truant and sees something he wishes he hadn’t in the title story, ‘A Time to Dance’. He lives and works in Glasgow. I h One of the finest collections of short stories I have ever read.

A Time to Dance.

Nelson has no friends and he has very poor eyesight. Common terms and phrases Agnes asked bedroom began beneath breath chasuble cigarette closed Colum Cookstown creem Danny Danny Boy Danny’s dark door dressing-gown drink Eamonn eyepatch eyes face Father Lynch feel feet felt fingers finished front glasses hair hand head hear heard Humbrol kitchen knees knew laughed Liam lifted light listened looked McErlane Mingo mirror Miss Grant Miss Schwartz morning mother mouth Nelson never night nodded noise Norman Patricia piano play pocket pouffe pulled Red Tarn remember rock and roll Rosemary Clooney Sadie Scott shoulder shouted Sister Herd sitting Skelly skive smell smiled stairs staring stood stopped Stringer talk tea-bag tell There’s thing thought told took trying turned voice waited walked watching window woman Wyroslaski Yankee Doodle Dandy.


Why does Nelson tear off his eye patches at the end? After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. Where do they live? MacLaverty never bops you over the head with these truths, but he makes them crystal clear.

We never find out her other name. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Morag rated it really liked it Ot 29,