After the Night

  • Title: After the Night
  • Author: Rachel Dax
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • After the Night After The Night is a lesbian love story set in a British Prison in When young nurse Leah Webster starts work in a prison hospital little does she know that her entire world will be turned upsi
    After The Night is a lesbian love story set in a British Prison in 1960 When young nurse, Leah Webster, starts work in a prison hospital, little does she know that her entire world will be turned upside down by falling in love with a female officer Jean MacFarlane But the course of lesbian love does not always run smoothly and together they have to fight homophobia bot After The Night is a lesbian love story set in a British Prison in 1960 When young nurse, Leah Webster, starts work in a prison hospital, little does she know that her entire world will be turned upside down by falling in love with a female officer Jean MacFarlane But the course of lesbian love does not always run smoothly and together they have to fight homophobia both within and without the prison walls.

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    About Rachel Dax


    1. Rachel Dax is a writer and filmmaker.Rachel grew up in Birmingham, UK and went on to study Philosophy Theology at University of London After several years teaching and gaining an MA in Philosophy Religion, she then moved to Wales and pursued a career in Drama and did a BA in Theatre Media and an MA in Filmmaking.Rachel is author of the novel After The Night a sweeping lesbian love story set in a British prison in 1960, which examines homophobic prejudices and societal pressures alongside the romantic narrative.Her trilogy The Legend Of Pope Joan is a fast paced LGBTQ drama set in the 9th Century Part 1 Frankia and Part 2 Athens were released to rave reviews in 2013 Part 3 Rome is due later this year.Rachel Dax is also a filmmaker She has written, produced, directed and edited several short films, many of which have had thousands of hits on the internet She also has three feature film projects in development Film, theatre, literature, music, philosophy, religion and LGBTQ identities are her primary interests If she is not making a film, directing a play or writing a novel, you will find Rachel lying on the sofa reading a great book or enjoying a good drama Some of her favourite books are The Remarkable Journey Of Miss Tranby Quirke by Elizabeth Ridley, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson, The Well Of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall, Carol by Patricia Highsmith, Tipping The Velvet Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, Patience Sarah by Isabel Miller, The Alchemist by Paul Coelho, Sophie s World by Jostein Gaarder and Maurice by E M Forster AFTER THE NIGHT link After The Nig link After The Night THE LEGEND OF POPE JOAN, PART 1 FRANKIA link Legend Pope J link Legend Pope JoaTHE LEGEND OF POPE JOAN, PART 2 ATHENS link Legend Pope J link Legend Pope Joa


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    1. After The Night Gripping good read. Not your usual 'girl meets girl, fall in love, have a misunderstanding, get back together again' sort of book. The story line was good and the characters, even some of the minor characters had depth and made the story more interesting. Read it in two evenings/nights as once I was well into the story I had to finish it. Beware though you may need a hankie or two in parts!

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    2. A very good story line. It is largely set in a womens prison in the years immediately prior to the abolition of the death penalty in the UK. There is corruption and abuse within the prison system and the prison is the setting for lesbian love and reactions to it within and without the prison walls. Read onThe book promises so much - but for me it fails to deliver. This is down, I feel, to wooden characterisation and a sort of naivety of style which I found irritating. But perhaps that was really [...]

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    3. As with the best historical fiction, this book remains authentic to the period, which adds so much to the stakes of the main characters. Great characterizations, dialogue is spot on, setting is really evocative (the first introduction to all the wings of the prison is so claustrophobic). Great read - I highly recommend it!

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    4. This book is so well written in the pulp fiction style of the 50's & 60's that I had to double-check its publishing date (2011). It is inspired by the 1956 British film "Yield to the Night" (called "Blonde Sinner" in the US). The story provides a good look at societal prejudices of the 1950's and 60's.

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    5. WOW. I loved this book s o much! I read it in a total of 2 days. I just couldn't put it down. I even had to carry it with me to work that's how badly I loved it. Jean and Leah are everything I love em' so much. This book is such a blessing!

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    6. Pretty good.A good book. Strong characters, pretty good story. Certainly worth a read. Not sure the writer could have done anything differently. Not sure she needed to. I do recommend this book. Not great but I have read so much worse.

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    7. What an excellent read this was! I couldn’t put this book down. This book was another pleasant surprise for me. Reading the blurb I wasn’t too sure about a story set in a prison because I couldn’t imagine it as a romantic setting. But I started reading it and got immediately immersed into these characters’ lives, including the secondary characters. The author managed to use the context of prison life for both prisoners and employees in a far more interesting way than I could have imagine [...]

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    8. I hate love stories, as a general rule. This may sound somewhat sick and twisted, but the predictable and rarely wavering ‘happy ever after’ ending irritates me and it brings out a weird sadistic side of myself that I never knew I had. The whole ‘will they, won’t they’ nonsense of such stories is even worse as you want to bang the characters’ heads together to get them to actually communicate with one another, and even with all that – you know they are going to get together at the [...]

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    9. I had very high expectations for this book.I thought "this is really my kind of book". A love story that's evolves within the walls of a prison. And it's set in a time when it was not accepted that two women could love each other.Unfortunately it does not quite satisfy my anticipation.Let me begin by stating that the beginning is very good. So I thought this is gonna be such a great book.During the build up the story is very exciting. The main-characters are well developed and sub-characters are [...]

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    10. This is a brilliantly written historical account of life inside and outside a British women's prison in 1960. The characters are stunningly built and the main protagonists develop within the story line smoothly and without the usual gaps/lapses that leave you scratching your head. This is a marvelous book, well researched, well developed, well written and well, just a terrific read.cially for me who knew virtually nothing about that era in the UK and the prison system at the time. I thoroughly e [...]

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    11. This is a brilliantly written historical account of life inside and outside a British women's prison in 1960. The characters are stunningly built and the main protagonists develop within the story line smoothly and without the usual gaps/lapses that leave you scratching your head. This is a marvelous book, well researched, well developed, well written and well, just a terrific read.cially for me who knew virtually nothing about that era in the UK and the prison system at the time. I thoroughly e [...]

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    12. Rachel Dax had me twisting and wondering all the way to the ending. She truly captured the character's mindset for the time frame in which After the Night took place and I think it was this skill that had me fearing the end. Taking place inside and outside the walls of a prison, the prison itself almost become a supporting character- at first being almost cold and brusque, to warm and comforting- a safe space for the two main characters of Leah and Jean then back to a betrayal of thoughts and fe [...]

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    13. A GemBeing more of a science fiction or horror fan, I'm very picky about romance books. This story is one of the better I've read. The author obviously has a handle on proper writing, and the editing impressive. The story held my interest as well, with the characters, story evolution, and primary relationship feeling relatable and believable. Highly recommend!

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    14. ExcellentExcellent reading, down to earth, Leah and Jean fall in love with each other in a time where they need to hide their feelings, when it was a shame being a lesbian. Jean works in a prison, Leah is a nurse. A lot of incidents happened, but st last love conquers all.

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    15. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was different to any I've read before. I thought it might have ended badly but I'm glad it didn't, I liked the ending very much. One of my favourites.

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    16. Gave me a new respect for gays and lesbians of 50+ years ago given the prejudices they faced. Interesting story and characters.

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    17. :-) Just wanted to get your attention ;-)

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